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What is stagnant anoxia?

Stagnant anoxia is a condition in which a person's organs or tissues are severely deprived of oxygen. The condition is sometimes called oxygen starvation or stagnant hypoxia. However, the term hypoxia signifies that the oxygen flow has been partially cut off, while anoxia signals that there is a total or near-total lack of oxygen. There are several kinds of anoxia/hypoxia. When stagnant anoxia occurs, it means that a person's blood contains oxygen, but the flow of this oxygen-rich blood to particular tissues or organs is being severely restricted.

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