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ASPHYXIA (Gr. a- priv., a fn ts, a pu...

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 769 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ASPHYXIA (Gr. a- priv., a fn ts, a pulse), a term in medicine, literally signifying loss of pulsation, which is applied to describe the arrestment of the function of respiration from some hindrance to the entrance of air into the lungs. (See RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: Pathology.)
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