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Disease Hypoxia, Brain

Name Hypoxia, Brain
Synonyms Anoxia, Brain | Anoxia, Cerebral | Anoxic Brain Damage | Anoxic Encephalopathies | Anoxic Encephalopathy | Brain Anoxia | Brain Damage, Anoxic | Brain Damage, Hypoxic | Brain Hypoxia | Cerebral Anoxia | Cerebral Hypoxia | Damage, Anoxic Brain | Damage, Hypoxic Brain | Encephalopathies, Anoxic | Encephalopathies, Hypoxic | Encephalopathy, Anoxic | Encephalopathy, Hypoxic | Hypoxia, Cerebral | Hypoxic Brain Damage | Hypoxic Encephalopathies | Hypoxic Encephalopathy
Definition A reduction in brain oxygen supply due to ANOXEMIA (a reduced amount of oxygen being carried in the blood by HEMOGLOBIN), or to a restriction of the blood supply to the brain, or both. Severe hypoxia is referred to as anoxia, and is a relatively common cause of injury to the central nervous system. Prolonged brain anoxia may lead to BRAIN DEATH or a PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE. Histologically, this condition is characterized by neuronal loss which is most prominent in the HIPPOCAMPUS; GLOBUS PALLIDUS; CEREBELLUM; and inferior olives.
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D002534

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