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What is Suffocation?

What is Suffocation?

  • Suffocation: A state of asphyxiation that results in the arrest of respiration.
  • Suffocation: A pathological condition caused by lack of oxygen, manifested in impending or actual cessation of life.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Suffocation: killing by depriving of oxygen.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Suffocation: Introduction

Types of Suffocation:

Broader types of Suffocation:

How many people get Suffocation?

Incidence (annual) of Suffocation: 1,388 annual cases in Victoria 1996 of suffocation and foreign bodies (DHS-VIC)
Incidence Rate of Suffocation: approx 1 in 3,285 or 0.03% or 82,790 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Suffocation?

Complications of Suffocation: see complications of Suffocation
Deaths for Suffocation: 10,376 annual cases in USA 1995 (IOM); 6.1 per 100,000 in Canada 19971

What causes Suffocation?

Causes of Suffocation: see causes of Suffocation
Risk factors for Suffocation: see risk factors for Suffocation

What are the symptoms of Suffocation?

Symptoms of Suffocation: see symptoms of Suffocation

Complications of Suffocation: see complications of Suffocation

Suffocation: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Suffocation.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Suffocation.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Suffocation: Emergency Medical Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Suffocation.
Treatments for Suffocation: see treatments for Suffocation

Organs Affected by Suffocation:

Organs and body systems related to Suffocation include:

Name and Aliases of Suffocation

Main name of condition: Suffocation

Class of Condition for Suffocation: physical

Other names or spellings for Suffocation:

Asphyxiation Source - Diseases Database

Source - WordNet 2.1

Suffocation: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Suffocation:

1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997

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