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What causes anoxic anoxia?

Anoxic anoxia is caused by a complete lack of oxygen to the brain. Anoxic anoxia occurs when a person is in an environment without enough oxygen, such as at high altitudes. Higher altitudes mean less air pressure, thinner air, and less oxygen.

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