Definition of hypoxaemia in English:


Line breaks: hyp|ox¦aemia
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpɒkˈsiːmɪə
(US hypoxemia)


[mass noun] Medicine
  • 1An abnormally low concentration of oxygen in the blood.
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    • Indications for postoperative mechanical ventilation are respiratory acidosis, severe hypoxemia, atelectasis, and pneumonia.
    • Correcting a functional abnormality, such as hypoxemia with oxygen therapy, can preserve life while the lung undergoes healing.
    • The absence of tachypnoea is the most useful sign for ruling out pneumonia and hypoxaemia.
  • 1.1 Ecology Oxygen deficiency in a biotic environment.


late 19th century: from hypo- (denoting an element in a low valency) + oxygen + -aemia.

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