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  Anoxia



Anoxia

   1. Strictly speaking, the absence of oxygen. 2. The near absence of oxygen. 3. Sometimes used loosely as a synonym for hypoxia.

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Oxygen
A chemical element essential for sustaining life.

Hypoxia
Abnormal oxygen content in the organs and tissues of the body.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Anoxic
Pertaining to anoxia, an absence or near absence of oxygen.



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Anorexigenic
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Anotia
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Anoxia

Anoxic
Pertaining to anoxia, an absence or near absence of oxygen.

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Antean
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Antegrade
Forward-moving. As in blood flow. Sometimes synonymous with anterograde.

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