asphyxiation


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asphyxiation

[as‚fik·sē′ā·shən]
(medicine)
Suffocation caused by lowering the oxygen supply through the blood to bodily organs to a level that is incapable of supporting life.
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Although it had previously been suggested that he had taken his own life, new evidence sugegsts that he may have actually died accidentally from auto-erotic asphyxiation - the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal.
Muscat: The bodies of three Syrian sailors who died on Thursday due to asphyxiation while onboard the Togo-flagged general cargo vessel MV Ashraf have been taken to Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah, sources said yesterday.
Khaled El-Masry, media director for the April 6 said that approximately six members of his group had suffered from tear gas asphyxiation.
The company was founded by three individuals who each lost a loved one to SIDS/positional asphyxiation.
Al Sumeiti added that asphyxiation cases happen not only in vehicles but even at homes and labour accommodation where power generators are used.
Afterwards coroner Mr Gittins said: "The provisional cause of death is asphyxiation caused by external compression of the neck and external airways occlusion.
Butsourcesclosetotheinquiry revealed that a belt and a bag - items associated with autoerotic asphyxiation - had been removed from Digby's home.
Mr Jones, of Dalton, was rushed to hospital but died two days later of a brain injury caused by asphyxiation after choking.
BUSAN, South Korea - Most of the people killed in a fire at an indoor shooting range in Busan on Saturday died of asphyxiation, police authorities said Tuesday.
Police said he died of asphyxiation after being beaten and strangled.
Their description - that the actor's body was found naked, with ropes around his neck, wrist and genitals - fuelled speculation that he was killed while engaging in a dangerous sex practice called auto-erotic asphyxiation.
London, June 5 (ANI): 'Kill Bill' star David Carradine, who was found dead in a Bangkok hotel room, may have died from a botched attempt at auto-erotic asphyxiation, says Thai police.