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2. Four Types of Hypoxia

There are four types:

  • hypoxemic hypoxia
  • anemic hypoxia
  • stagnant hypoxia
  • histotoxic hypoxia
  • Even though they are all similar to each other and each type produces the same result, the way in which the process takes place is unique to each kind of hypoxia; the impairment of oxygen transfer from the lungs to the destination tissue occurs at different stages along the way.

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