What Is Asphyxia? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms


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The medical condition resulting from the body not getting enough oxygen (or having too much carbon dioxide) is called what?

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1. Which of the following can create a physical block in the airway?

2. Which of the following injuries can indirectly cause asphyxia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you remember from the lesson with this quiz and worksheet. Questions will focus on causes and potential treatment of asphyxia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll check your understanding of:

  • What can create a physical block in the airway
  • What injuries can cause asphyxia
  • How long the brain can go without oxygen

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what can happen if asphyxia is left untreated
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how long brain cells can survive without oxygen
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about potential causes of asphyxia

Additional Learning

Learn the causes and dangers of asphyxia with an in depth lesson titled What is Asphyxia? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms. You will learn new topics like:

  • Real world examples of asphyxia
  • How CPR can aid in asphyxia
  • How the tongue can cause asphyxia