Definition of Anoxia

1. Noun. Severe hypoxia; absence of oxygen in inspired gases or in arterial blood or in the tissues.

Generic synonyms: Hypoxia
Specialized synonyms: Anemic Anoxia, Anoxic Anoxia, Ischemic Anoxia, Stagnant Anoxia
Derivative terms: Anoxic

Definition of Anoxia

1. Noun. (pathology) A condition in which tissues are severely or totally deprived of oxygen, severe hypoxia. ¹

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Definition of Anoxia

1. absence of oxygen [n -S] : ANOXIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Anoxia

1. A total lack of oxygen, often used interchangeably with hypoxia to mean a reduced supply of oxygen to the tissues. (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anoxia

anovular ovarian follicle
anovulatory drug
anoxaemia test
anoxia (current term)
anoxia neonatorum
anoxic anoxia
anoxic culture
anoxic reactor
anoxygenic photosynthesis

Literary usage of Anoxia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... rubella, or other maternal infection) Prenatal anoxia Maternal anoxia, ... of labor to birth) anoxia Mechanical respiratory obstruction Atelectasis ..."

2. Annales de la Société entomologique de France by Société entomologique de France (1874)
"REMARQUES SUB LES anoxia emarginata, Lucasi et derelicta DESCRIPTION DE DEUX ... de plusieurs observations synonymiques, conclut à la réunion des anoxia ..."

3. Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift by Deutsche Entomologische Gesellschaft, Deutsche Entomologische National-Museum, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Institut für Spezielle Zoologie (1894)
"Annali del Mus. Civ. di Storia Nat. di Genova 1875 (VII) extr. p. 509. 1890 errichtete ich in dieser Zeitschrift auf anoxia ..."

4. Water Quality Indicators Guide: Surface Waters by Charles R. Terrell (1993)
"The decay of algal overgrowths leads to fluctuating oxygen levels and to periodic oxygen depletions (anoxia) that sometimes result in fish kills (fig. 5-3). ..."

5. Bibliotheca Zoologica by Julius Victor Carus, Wilhelm Engelmann (1890)
"Reiche, L., [Note synonymique relative à anoxia derelicta (= emarginata.)] ibid. et description de deux espèces nouvelles du même genre, in : Ann. Soc. ..."

6. Animal Euthanasia: Bibliography, January 1990-November 1997 edited by Michael D. Kreger (1999)
"The results showed that turkeys could be readily killed while still in their transport containers by using either anoxia induced with 90 per cent argon in ..."

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