Glossary for Hypoxia
Medical terms related to Hypoxia or mentioned in this section include:
- Abnormal blood test symptoms: Abnormal results from diagnostic blood tests.
- Acute lower respiratory conditions: An acute condition that occurs in the lower respiratory tract
- Acute mountain sickness: A condition that occurs when an un-acclimatized person climbs to high altitudes.
- Acute pancreatitis: sudden inflammation of the pancreas
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Infant: A breathing disorder that occurs in infants. The underdeveloped lungs fail to functioning adequately and the body becomes deprived of oxygen. The condition is more likely to affect premature infants and the greater the prematurity, the greater the risk.
- Anoxemia: Lack of oxygen in the blood.
- Anoxia: A condition marked by a lack of oxygen.
- Asphyxia neonatorum: Respiratory failure in a newborn.
- Asthma: A condition which is characterized by recurrent attacks of paroxysmal dyspnoea
- Blood symptoms: Symptoms affecting the blood and its blood cells.
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
- Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
- Bronchiectasis: Chronic bronchiole dilation from secretions and blockages.
- Bronchiolitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the bronchioles
- Bronchiolitis obliterans: Disease of the lungs in which the bronchioles are plugged with granulation tissue.
- Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: Inflammation of lung tissue (bronchioles and surrounding tissue) which may occur on its own or as a result of other conditions such as certain infections.
- Bronchogenic carcinoma: When cells of the lung start growing rapidly in an uncontrolled manner, the condition is called lung cancer .
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: A condition which is characterized by dysplasia of the brochopulmonary vessels
- COPD: Severe obstruction of bronchial air flow typically from bronchitis and/or emphysema.
- Chemical poisoning -- Nitrotoluene: Nitrotoluene is a chemical used mainly in industrial applications for the production of things such as agricultural chemicals, explosives, rubber chemicals, sulfur dyes and azo dyes. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
- Chemical poisoning -- Sodium Oleate: Sodium Oleate is a chemical used mainly in insecticides. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
- Choking: Sensation of blockage or inability to breathe.
- Coal worker's pneumoconiosis: An often asymptomatic chronic lung disease caused by inhaling coal tust which then deposits in the lungs. Also called black lung disease, anthracosis or miner's pneumoconiosis.
- Common ventricle: A congenital heart defect where the wall separating the two heart ventricles is completely missing.
- Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
- Cystic adenomatoid malformation of lung: A rare birth condition where the lungs fail to develop normally during the fetal stage and cysts form in parts of the lung instead of normal alveolar tissue.
- Diphtheria: Infectious bacterial respiratory disease
- Ebstein's anomaly: A heart defect where the tricuspid valve is malformed
- Eisenmenger Syndrome: Increased lung blood pressure that can result from conditions such as a hole in the wall between the two heart chambers.
- Emphysema: Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is defined as an abnormal, permanent enlargement of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles accompanied by destruction of their walls and without obvious fibrosis.
- Hamman-Rich syndrome: A rare acute lung disease where the lung sufferers progressive inflammation and fibrosis which often leads to death.
- Hantavirus: A genus of viruses from the family Bunyaviridae
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Heart attack: An acute myocardial infarction
- Heart symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart
- Hepatic failure: loss of normal liver function and metabolism of products by the liver
- Hypoventilation: Occurs when there is a reduction in the amount of air entering into the pulmonary alveoli
- Hypoxemia: low oxygen levels in the arterial blood in the body
- Hypoxia in children: Hypoxia in children is a condition in which a child's whole body or a localized area of tissue is not receiving enough oxygen.
- Hypoxia in pregnancy: Hypoxia in pregnancy refers to a low concentration of oxygen in the blood of a woman who is pregnant.
- Legionnaires' disease: A severe respiratory disease which is caused by the Legionella pneumophila bacteria. The condition can result in pneumonia and can be life-threatening.
- Lung symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both lungs.
- Malignant hyperthermia: A very rare genetic disorder where sufferers suffer episodes of adverse reactions when certain anesthetics or muscle relaxants are administered.
- Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: A severe, potentially fatal reaction to antipsychotic drugs.
- Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
- Poisoning: The condition produced by poison
- Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis: An abnormal condition where phospholipids and proteins are deposited in the alveoli of the lung. More prevalent in males with some patients having no symptoms and others having an unproductive cough and progressive dyspnea with exertion. The condition increases the risk of secondary infection. Also called alveolar proteinosis.
- Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, congenital: A rare lung disease where protein and fat molecules accumulate in the distant parts of the lungs and affect breathing.
- Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation: A rare malformation where there is an abnormal opening between a lung artery and a lung vein which causes some blood to pass through the lungs without being oxygenated.
- Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect: A congenital heart defect where the pulmonary artery is closed off so that blood is unable to flow out to the lungs via the pulmonary artery. An abnormal opening between the two sides of the heart also allow blood to flow between the two heart chambers. The severity of symptoms depends on the degree of abnormality. Symptoms may be evident at birth or later.
- Pulmonary embolism: The occurrence of an embolism which blocks blood vessels in the lungs
- Pulmonary hypertension: The occurrence of hypertension the blood vessels of the lungs
- Pulmonary oedema: Caused by changes in the hydrostatic forces in capillaries or increased capillary permeability that results in diffuse oedema in pulmonary tissues and air spaces
- Pulmonary valve stenosis: Often a congenital defect but may be caused by such things as rheumatic fever or bacterial endocarditis. Severity depends on the degree of narrowing of the pulmonary valve.
- Pulmonary venous return anomaly: A rare disorder where one or more of the four veins that carry oxygenated blood from the lungs drain to the right atrium of the heart instead of the left atrium. Symptom severity is determined by the number of veins involved and the exact location of the heart that the veins drain into.
- Respiratory failure: A condition which is due to marked impairment of respiratory function
- Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- SARS: Serious respiratory infection
- Severe asthma:
- Severe hypoxia: inadequate blood supply to a a particular body part
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Strangulation: The arrest of circulation in a part of the body due to compression
- Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
- Transposition of great arteries: A congenital malformation where the aorta and pulmonary artery are transposed which causes oxygenated blood from the lungs to be sent back to the lungs and de-oxygenated blood to be sent to body tissues. Often there is some other defect such as an opening in the heart chambers which allows mixing of the blood and hence survival is possible for a short while at least.
- Trichosporin infection: A very rare infectious disease caused by the Trichosporon species. This type of infection tends to be opportunistic and hence only affects patients who are immunocompromised - patients with blood cancers appear to be the most prone. The infection may be localized or spread throughout the body (disseminated) which is usually fatal. Symptoms and severity may vary considerably depending on the location and extent of the infection.
- Ventricular septal defect: An abnormal connection between the 2 lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart.
- Whooping Cough: An infectious condition caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis
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