hypoxic encephalopathy


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hypoxic encephalopathy

[hī′päk·sik en‚sef·ə′läp·ə‚thē]
(medicine)
Brain damage syndrome caused by hypoxia.
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Harkrider testified that the nurses and respiratory therapists employed by the hospital were negligent and that the patient suffered hypoxic encephalopathy as the result of too little oxygen in his system for a significant period of time.
They also said that she suffered hypoxic encephalopathy also due to a temporary decrease in blood pressure and that there was a lack of communication among the doctors.
One fetus experienced perinatal cardiac arrest due to a tight nuchal cord; this resulted in hypoxic encephalopathy.
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