Oxygen Deficiency


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Oxygen Deficiency

 

oxygen want, a state in which the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues and organs or in which the capacity of the tissues and organs to use the available oxygen is insufficient to satisfy the needs of the organism. Oxygen deficiency is the same as hypoxia.

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