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hypoxemia

or hypoxia

[hahy-pok-see-mee-uh or hahy-pok-see-uh] /ˌhaɪ pɒkˈsi mi ə or haɪˈpɒk si ə/
noun, Pathology.
1.
inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
Origin of hypoxemia
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; hyp- + ox(y)-2 + -emia
Related forms
hypoxemic, hypoxic, adjective
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hypoxemic in Medicine

hypoxemia hy·pox·e·mi·a (hī'pŏk-sē'mē-ə)
n.
Insufficient oxygenation of arterial blood.


hy'pox·e'mic adj.
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