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Hypoxia means a lower than normal level of oxygen, and may refer to:

Reduced or insufficient oxygen[edit]

  • Hypoxia (environmental), abnormally low oxygen content of a specific environment
  • Hypoxia (medical), abnormally low level of oxygen in the tissues
    • Autoerotic hypoxia or erotic asphyxiation, intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal
    • Cerebral hypoxia, a reduced supply of oxygen to the brain
    • Diffusion hypoxia or Fink effect, a factor that influences the partial pressure of oxygen within the pulmonary alveoli
    • Histotoxic hypoxia, the inability of cells to take up or use oxygen from the bloodstream
    • Anemic hypoxia, Blood is not able to take sufficient amount of oxygen due to Anemia
    • Hypoxemic hypoxia or hypoxemia, a deficiency of oxygen in arterial blood
    • Hypoxic hypoxia, a result of insufficient oxygen available to the lungs
    • Intrauterine hypoxia, when a fetus is deprived of an adequate supply of oxygen
    • Generalized hypoxia is hypoxia distributed amongst all tissues
    • Latent hypoxia is artificially raised oxygen concentration in the blood due to high ambient pressure and will reduce when the pressure is reduced to normal, associated with freediving blackout.
    • Pseudohypoxia, increased cytosolic ratio of free NADH to NAD+ in cells
    • Tumor hypoxia, the situation where tumor cells have been deprived of oxygen


  • Hypoxia (album), by Kathryn Williams, 2015
  • Hypoxia, an album by Projected, or the title song, 2022
  • "Hypoxia", a song by Delerium from Spheres 2, 1994
  • "Hypoxia", a song by Thomas Giles from Pulse, 2011