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Hypoxia: Definition, Types, & Physiological Effects

Examples of the latter case are carbon monoxide poisoning and acquired methemoglobinemia, in both of which the hemoglobin is so altered by toxic agents that it becomes unavailable for oxygen transport, and thus of no respiratory value.

Stagnant hypoxia, in which blood flow through the capillaries is insufficient to supply the tissues, may be general or local.

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