Q12   Have you heard about hypoxia? Try to gather information about it, and discuss with your friends.

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Hypoxia is a type of condition characterized by an inadequate or decreased supply of oxygen to the lungs. It is caused by several extrinsic factors such as a reduction in pO_2, inadequate oxygen, etc. It can be also classified as either generalized, affecting the whole body, or local, affecting a region of the body. 

Different types of hypoxia are:

  • Anaemic hypoxia
  • Hypoxemic hypoxia