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See also: anoxæmia
- (medicine) Critical lack of oxygen in blood; severe hypoxaemia.
1881, Henry Power and Leonard W. Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences (Based on Maye's Lexicon), volume I:
- Anoxaemia [... is] a term introduced by Jourdanet to indicate the diminished quantity of oxygen contained in the blood of those living at high altitudes, where the tension of the oxygen in the surrounding air is considerably decreased.