What is Asphyxia?

Asphyxia or asphyxiation is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body that arises from abnormal breathing. An example of asphyxia is choking. Asphyxia causes generalized hypoxia, which primarily affects the tissues and organs. There are many circumstances that can induce asphyxia, all of which are characterized by an inability of an individual to acquire sufficient oxygen through breathing for an extended period of time.

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My 36 year old son was killed two months ago when his ATV FELL ON TOP OF HIM. Cause of death was listed as positional asphyxia due to...

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Torso means Trunk

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hi i am Latha. just now i asked question regarding my daughters seizures.i send my question from my tab .now i am on my desktop and i will pay...

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Dont give up hope

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My wife getting nasal block and suffocation some time, her hands severing during suffocation and she cant able talk/answer in that time. what i...

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Nasal block and suffocation may be possilbe due to
1. Acute (or transient) urinary incontinence
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