- blueness or lividness of the skin, as from imperfectly oxygenated blood.
Origin of cyanosis
Examples from the Web for cyanosis
Historical Examples of cyanosis
Cyanosis of the extremities seemed to have been present only at first.Benign Stupors
In other cases of phthisis and of cyanosis the nails and finger-ends become clubbed like acorns.
Should marked symptoms of exhaustion or of cyanosis arise, the bathing should be at once stopped.
The nausea and abdominal pain are more marked, while the dyspnoea, cyanosis, and shrunken condition of the skin are less marked.
With the re-establishment of respiration the cyanosis rapidly fades, to be succeeded in some cases by pallor and perspiration.The Nervous Child
Hector Charles Cameron
- pathol a bluish-purple discoloration of skin and mucous membranes usually resulting from a deficiency of oxygen in the blood
Word Origin and History for cyanosis
- A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from inadequate oxygenation of the blood.