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How does stagnant anoxia affect the body?

Stagnant anoxia affects the body by reducing the amount of oxygen-rich blood flowing to particular organs or tissues. A person may notice a bluish tinge to their skin. They may also find themselves unable to properly control their motor skills or gasping for breath. In severe cases, the diminished oxygen supply to the brain can result in brain damage or death.

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