- blueness or lividness of the skin, as from imperfectly oxygenated blood.
Origin of cyanosis
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Historical Examples of cyanotic
Cyanotic marks were seen on the arms, abdomen, back and neck.
Profuse sweating, a falling temperature and cyanotic mucous membranes indicate the approach of a fatal termination.
The cyanotic patches in the skin gradually faded away and the body became warmer.
After 10 minutes the patient was pulseless, without respiration, cyanotic, and cold.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
His eyes were opened and somewhat exophthalmic and color was greatly suffused, cyanotic—a purplish cyanosis.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)
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- 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 cyanotic
- A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from inadequate oxygenation of the blood.