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hypoxia vs. anoxia

[ hahy-pok-see-uh ]
/ haɪˈpɒk si ə /

noun
  1. a very low level of oxygen, as in an organic environment: The fish have developed a tolerance to the hypoxia of the swamp.
  2. an abnormally low amount of oxygen in the body tissues: Premature newborns are routinely placed in incubators to treat or prevent hypoxia.
[ an-ok-see-uh, uh-nok- ]
/ ænˈɒk si ə, əˈnɒk- /

noun
  1. the absence of oxygen, as in an organic environment: the simulation of aquatic anoxia in the laboratory.
  2. the absence or near absence of oxygen in the body tissues; severe hypoxia: Metabolism came to an irreversible standstill during prolonged anoxia.

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