Hypoxia (medical)

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Hypoxia
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Cyanosis of the hand in an elderly person with low oxygen saturation
Classification and external resources
SynonymsHypoxiation
SpecialtyPulmonology, toxicology

Hypoxia[1] is a condition in which the body or a part of the body is lacking oxygen supply at the tissue level.

Hypoxia may be classified as either generalized, affecting the whole body, or local, affecting a region of the body.

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  1. Samuel, Jacob; Franklin, Cory (2008). Common Surgical Diseases. New York: Springer. pp. 391–94. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-75246-4_97. ISBN 9780387752457.

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