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a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis

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An asphyxiant may contain a trace impurity of a poisonous gas formed during its manufacture.
Lastly, smoke can act as a simple asphyxiant, as it displaces normal air and oxygen levels.
The thoracic asphyxiant dystrophy and renal disease.
queueing at the steel door to the brutal asphyxiant garage.
Initial customers have included many breweries and wineries, where the recognition of carbon dioxide as a toxic threat rather than just a potential asphyxiant is growing.
Suggestions: If respirator hose couplings can be connected to a source that may contain nitrogen, argon or another asphyxiant, a fatality could result.
Because of his stated symptoms, myiasis was suspected, and symptomatic treatment was started, consisting of antihistamines, nasal anticongestants, cough suppressants, and asphyxiant methods, i.
2] difference suggests poor extraction of oxygen by the tissues and is consistent with the presence of a cellular asphyxiant (80,81).
The gas is an asphyxiant , and can kill if it is breathed in when there is a fairly high concentration of it around.
Ms Julie Mason, spokeswoman for the plant's owners and operators British Energy, said the alarm was raised when higher than normal levels of carbon dioxide, which is an asphyxiant, were detected by safety devices in the basement.
An odorless, colorless chemical asphyxiant, it is both toxic and flammable.
La brique a bouffe les terres agricoles, asphyxiant les poumons verts de la ville.
2] is a colorless, odorless gas and a simple asphyxiant that displaces oxygen when inhaled.
En revanche, l' accumulation des details, en genant, en asphyxiant la circulation de l'intelligence, forclot le referentiel, d'ou sa revendication recurrente dans le texte sadien sous la forme du detail, anecdotique mais exemplaire : "Duclos, interrompit ici le president, ne vous a-t-on pas prevenue qu'il faut a vos recits les details les plus grands et les plus etendus?
Carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless and odorless gas, is classified as a pulmonary asphyxiant.