Asphyxia

Asphyxia

The asphyxia is a medical term meaning the case more or less along the circulation of oxygen in the body. The asphyxiation of humans is a medical emergency.

Without external action, asphyxia leads quickly to the unconscious and then to death. Prolonged asphyxia can also cause effects in brain.

The causes of asphyxia are:

  • The flooding;
  • The strangulation;
  • The absorption of gas stifling;
  • The compression of the thorax;
  • The narrowing of the larynx;

Problems during birth may cause asphyxiation.


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