hypoxemia

or hy·pox·i·a

[ hahy-pok-see-mee-uh or hahy-pok-see-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pɒkˈsi mi ə or haɪˈpɒk si ə /

noun Pathology.

inadequate oxygenation of the blood.

Nearby words

  1. hypovitaminosis,
  2. hypovolemia,
  3. hypovolemic shock,
  4. hypovolia,
  5. hypoxanthine,
  6. hypoxia,
  7. hypoxic hypoxia,
  8. hypoxic nephrosis,
  9. hypozeugma,
  10. hypozeuxis

Origin of hypoxemia

First recorded in 1885–90; hyp- + ox(y)-2 + -emia

Related formshy·pox·e·mic, hy·pox·ic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for hypoxemia

hypoxemia

[ hī′pŏk-sēmē-ə ]

n.

Insufficient oxygenation of arterial blood.
Related formshy′pox•emic adj.


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