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Asphyxia is a lack of oxygen which interferes with the oxygenation of the blood.
This condition is the result of asphyxiation, which can result from a number of factors such as 1) suffocation/strangulation or 2) inhalation of an asphyxiant such as 100% nitrogen gas.
Asphyxia can lead to death. See the section on asphyxiants for more details.
See also: anoxia, asphyxiation, asphyxiant
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