Pertaining to hypoxia, a subnormal concentration of oxygen.

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  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

    Damage to cells in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) from inadequate oxygen. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy allegedly may cause death in the newborn period or result in what is later recognized as developmental delay, mental retardation, or cerebral palsy. This is an area of considerable medical and medicolegal debate.

  • Hysterectomy

    An operation to remove the uterus. Hysterectomies are most commonly performed as a treatment for fibroids, cancer or severe dysplasia of the uterus, and for dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

  • Hysterectomy, abdominal

    Surgical removal of the uterus through an incision made in the abdominal wall. As opposed to a vaginal hysterectomy.

  • Hysterectomy, complete

    Complete surgical removal of the uterus and cervix. Also called a total hysterectomy.

  • Hysterectomy, laparoscopically assisted vaginal

    See laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy.

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