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hypoxia vs. hypoxemia

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

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

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