diffusion hypoxia

n.

An abrupt transient decrease in alveolar oxygen tension when room air is inhaled at the conclusion of a nitrous oxide anesthesia.diffusion anoxia

Nearby words

  1. diffusible stimulant,
  2. diffusing capacity,
  3. diffusion,
  4. diffusion anoxia,
  5. diffusion coefficient,
  6. diffusion line,
  7. diffusion respiration,
  8. diffusionism,
  9. diffusive,
  10. diffusivity


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