\ɐsfˈɪksi͡ə], \ɐsfˈɪksiə], \ɐ_s_f_ˈɪ_k_s_iə]\
Definitions of ASPHYXIA
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By James Champlin Fernald
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
For a long time, Asphyxia was confined to the sense of 'suspension of circulation or syncope;' Pulselessness. It now generally means suspended animation, produced by the nonconversion of the venous blood of the lungs into arterial,-Apnoea, Apneustia, Apnoeasphyxia, Anhaematosia, Eclysis pneumo-cardiaca, Anoxemie, Hypoxemie,-Piorry. Owing to the supply of air being cut off, the unchanged venous blood of the pulmonary artery passes into the minute radicles of the pulmonary veins, but their peculiar excitability requiring arterial blood to excite them, stagnation takes places in the pulmonary radicles, and death occurs chiefly from this cause,-not owing to venous blood being distributed through the system, and 'poisoning' it, as was the idea of Bichat. Several varieties of Asphyxia have been designated.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
A state of suspended animation caused by impeded respiration, as by strangulation, smothering, submersion, or the inhalation of an irrespirable gas.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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