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cyanosis
A bluish discolouration, applied especially to such discolouration of skin and mucous membranes due to excessive concentration of reduced haemoglobin in the blood.

Origin: Gr. Kyanos = blue
hypoxemia
Below-normal oxygen content in arterial blood due to deficient oxygenation of the blood and resulting in hypoxia.

Origin: Gr. Haima = blood
hypoxia
Reduction of oxygen supply to tissue below physiological levels despite adequate perfusion of the tissue by blood
bradypnea
An abnormal slowness of breathing
tachypnea
An abnormally rapid (usually shallow) respiratory rate
Hypercapnia
increased carbon dioxide in the blood
Hypocapnia
decreased carbon dioxide in the blood