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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.
All rooms with fixed extinguishing systems must have appropriate warning signs like this one from Safety Emporium.
See also: anoxia, asphyxiation, asphyxiant
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