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HYPOXIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hypoxia mean? 

HYPOXIA (noun)
  The noun HYPOXIA has 1 sense:

1. a very strong drive resulting from a deficiency of available oxygen in the blood and bodily tissues (short of anoxia)

  Familiarity information: HYPOXIA used as a noun is very rare.


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HYPOXIA (noun)


Sense 1hypoxia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A very strong drive resulting from a deficiency of available oxygen in the blood and bodily tissues (short of anoxia)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("hypoxia" is a kind of...):

drive (a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hypoxia"):

anemic hypoxia (hypoxia resulting from a decreased concentration of hemoglobin)

hypoxic hypoxia (hypoxia resulting from defective oxygenation of the blood in the lungs)

ischemic hypoxia; stagnant hypoxia (hypoxia resulting from slow peripheral circulation (such as follows congestive cardiac failure))

altitude sickness (effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes)

anoxia (severe hypoxia; absence of oxygen in inspired gases or in arterial blood or in the tissues)

asphyxiation; suffocation (the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped))

Holonyms ("hypoxia" is a part of...):

asphyxia (a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas)


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