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hypoxemia

[ hahy-pok-see-mee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pɒkˈsi mi ə /
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noun Pathology.

inadequate oxygenation of the blood: A mild case of hypoxemia may be treatable with supplemental oxygen therapy alone.

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Origin of hypoxemia

First recorded in 1885–90; hyp- + ox(y)-2 + -emia
hy·pox·e·mic, adjective
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Medical definitions for hypoxemia

hypoxemia
[ hī′pŏk-sēmē-ə ]

n.

Insufficient oxygenation of arterial blood.
hy′pox•emic adj.
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