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Medical Term:

asphyxia

Pronunciation: as-fik′sē-ă

Definition: Impaired or absent exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide on a ventilatory basis; combined hypercapnia and hypoxia or anoxia.

[G. a- priv. + sphyzō, to throb]

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