A 42-year-old member asked:
Please help! what is the difference between asphyxia and hypoxia?
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Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Semantics: Hypoxia is low oxygen tension in the blood or in the body. Asphyxia is when one can't breath, as in choking or drowning and unable to breath in air or oxygen.
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Last updated Jan 20, 2014
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