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Asphyxiation is the process by which asphyxia (lack of oxygen which interferes with the oxygenation of the blood) occurs.
Asphyxiation can result from a number of factors such as 1) suffocation/strangulation or 2) inhalation of an asphyxiant such as 100% nitrogen gas.
All rooms with fixed extinguishing systems must have appropriate warning signs like this one from Safety Emporium.
Asphyxiation can lead to death. See the entry on asphyxiants for more details.
See also: anoxia, asphyxia, asphyxiant.
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