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Asphyxia

Definitions, History, and Incidence
  • Alberto Lacoius-Petruccelli

Abstract

Lack of adequate oxygenation is called asphyxia; lack of adequate blood supply is called ischemia. Both are important causes of brain damage and death and affect babies during intrauterine life, labor, and delivery and shortly after birth.

Keywords

Cerebral Palsy Apgar Score Birth Asphyxia Intrauterine Life Adequate Blood Supply 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Lacoius-Petruccelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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