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What is circumoral cyanosis?

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What is circumoral cyanosis?

Cyanosis Definition:

Cyanosis is a blueish discoloration of the skin that results from a lack of proper oxygenation. Cyanosis can also occur as a result of hypothermia or a disruption of circulation.

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Circumoral refers to the anatomic location in which the cyanosis occurs. Circumoral is a term used to describe the area around the mouth. Therefore...

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