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Could you give me a simple explanation on the relationship of hypoxia to asphyxia?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Choking

Asphyxia is the lack of ability to take in air as in choking, drowning due to water occupying space where air should be or simple occlusion of the airways so no air gets in, obviously leads to lack of air and oxygen and yes, hypoxia as the blood has no oxygen to pick up.

In brief: Choking

Asphyxia is the lack of ability to take in air as in choking, drowning due to water occupying space where air should be or simple occlusion of the airways so no air gets in, obviously leads to lack of air and oxygen and yes, hypoxia as the blood has no oxygen to pick up.
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