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traumatic asphyxia

n.

Asphyxia produced by a sudden increase in venous pressure, common in those who have been hanged and occurring occasionally in crush injuries.

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traumat-, traumatic, traumatic amenorrhea, traumatic amputation, traumatic anesthesia, traumatic asphyxia, traumatic discopathy, traumatic neuritis, traumatic neuroma, traumatic occlusion, traumatic tetanus
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