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Definition: 'Shunt Cyanosis'

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shunt cyanosis

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. any blue color of the entire skin or a region of the skin or mucous membrane due to a right to left shunt permitting unoxygenated blood to reach the left side of the circulation.

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