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What are the symptoms of stagnant anoxia?

Because the brain is so sensitive to oxygen deprivation, most symptoms of stagnant anoxia are related to this organ. In fact, it only takes five minutes of no oxygen for brain cells to begin dying. In extremely severe cases of stagnant anoxia, a person will become very confused or fall unconscious. In such instances, a person may experience a coma, seizures, or even brain death. Memory loss, lapses in judgment, and a decline in coordination and motor skills are also symptoms of stagnant anoxia.

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