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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Mahmoud's wife also suffered minor asphyxiation as a result of the fire, the sources said, and still had not been notified of her son's death.
Last year, two workers were asphyxiated while repairing leaks in a manhole, the second when he went down to save the first--which is not uncommon in cases of asphyxiation in confined spaces.
Christopher Millington QC, defending, said: "The role the drug played is that it increased the risk of asphyxiation.
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.
An ambulance supervisor denied there being any serious injuries and said all cases received so far were due to tear gas asphyxiation.
Amman, May 1 (Petra) -- Five people suffered from asphyxiation after inhaling toxic fumes released by a fire that broke out on Tuesday at a sponge factory warehouse that contained industrial raw material near the northeastern city of Mafraq.
Acting coroner for north east Wales, John Gittins, who confirmed the victim's name, said the provisional cause of death was asphyxiation caused by strangulation.
A 16-year-old boy has died of an apparent restraint-related asphyxiation at the Daystar Residential Treatment Center, the same facility where children with disabilities were forced to fight each other a couple of years ago.
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.