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Definition: 'Histotoxic Anoxia'

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histotoxic anoxia

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. poisoning of the respiratory enzyme systems of the tissues, as in the inhibition of cytochrome oxidase by cyanides; because of the inability of tissue cells to use oxygen, its tension in arterial and capillary blood is usually greater than normal.



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