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Can high altitudes lead to an anoxic brain injury?

Anoxic brain injuries occur when your brain is deprived of oxygen. One way this can occur is if the air that you're breathing lacks the appropriate level of oxygen to be utilized by your body. This can take place in high altitudes where the air is thin, but it very rarely occurs elsewhere.

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