suffocation

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(sŭf″ō-kā′shŭn)

Deprivation of air exchange, e.g., by drowning, smothering, or other forms of airway obstruction, that produces an intense sensation of air hunger.
SYN: SEE: asphyxiation
SEE: asphyxia; SEE: resuscitation; SEE: unconsciousness

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