asphyxia neonatorum asphyxia ne·o·na·to·rum (nē’ō-nā-tôr’əm)
Asphyxia occurring in a newborn.
the extreme condition caused by lack of oxygen and excess of carbon dioxide in the blood, produced by interference with respiration or insufficient oxygen in the air; suffocation. Historical Examples He was in the asphyxial stage, all animation suspended, no beat of pulse, apparently dead. The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey The second stage is termed […]
or tending to . an agent or substance. an condition. adjective causing asphyxia noun anything that causes asphyxia: carbon monoxide is an asphyxiant asphyxiant as·phyx·i·ant (ās-fĭk’sē-ənt) adj. Inducing or tending to induce asphyxia. n. A substance, such as a toxic gas, or an event, such as drowning, that induces asphyxia.
to produce in. to cause to die or lose consciousness by impairing normal breathing, as by gas or other noxious agents; choke; suffocate; smother. to become asphyxiated. Historical Examples A tablespoonful poured on a cow-chip and rolled down a dog hole will asphyxiate the entire family. Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge “To shoot—or poison—or asphyxiate,” […]
to produce in. to cause to die or lose consciousness by impairing normal breathing, as by gas or other noxious agents; choke; suffocate; smother. to become asphyxiated. Contemporary Examples The cause of death may have been asphyxiation, but more tests were needed and will possibly take weeks. Tiona Rodriguez Charged After Dead Fetus Found in […]