Hypoxia-ischemia

See hypoxia. Ischemia refers to blood flow to cells and organs that is not sufficient to maintain their normal function.

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hy·pox·ia-is·che·mia (hi-pokґse-ə-is-keґme-ə) the changes occurring in tissues when the blood supply is cut off, particularly in a fetus or infant with asphyxia; see also hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy under encephalopathy.

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