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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Teesside assistant coroner Jo Wharton said she was satisfied that, "on the balance of probability" Mr Murphy died from the "unintended consequences of auto-erotic asphyxiation".
New Delhi [India], Sep 19 ( ANI ): In an extraordinary move, social media users have come together to raise funds for the family of a sewage worker, who lost his life due to asphyxiation in Delhi.
His findings showed Christofidi's death was due to asphyxiation as a result of drowning.
TYRE, Lebanon: A 14-year-old boy died in a fire Wednesday night as he tried to save his home in Tyre, while his family members were transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for burns and asphyxiation. Witnesses told The Daily Star that the deceased, Mohammad Zaatar, had initially escaped the fire unscathed and assisted in getting his family members to safety, but later re-entered the building in an attempt to prevent his home from being destroyed.
He said that students and staff members who suffered from asphyxiation in the fire were rushed to the hospital.
Cause of the asphyxiation was not known", the DSP said.
Pathologist Dr Adman al-Badri said his diagnosis of asphyxiation was one he came to by exclusion, but said what he found included a haemorrhage behind one eye, plus burst blood vessels, and congested lungs - another sign of asphyxiation.
In this article, I will explore representations of erotic asphyxiation and erotic fatalities taken from a range of discursive fields including forensic pathology, the psy sciences, media coverage of celebrity deaths, humorous internet 'ecards', and, finally, literary fiction in the form of a reading of the novel Breath (2008) by Tim Winton.
POLICE are treating the death of dentist Helen Nicoll as unexplained after tests found asphyxiation was the cause.
People working in confined spaces face life-threatening hazards including toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions and asphyxiation.
A NEWCASTLE University student died of asphyxiation after a hospital doctor had handed out recreational drugs to friends who returned to his home after a night out.
ROME (TAP) - A fishing boat containing the bodies of about 30 people was discovered off coast of Sicily during rescue mission with cause of death believed to be asphyxiation.