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Is there a difference between anoxia and hypoxia because I checked the Internet and all I got was that hypoxia is an extreme form of anoxia where there is an inadequate O2 supply despite an adequate blood supply. Then why have 2 terms that mean the same thing.

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Anoxia is the extreme form of hypoxia. We need both words because the first is a total depletion, and the second is just a decrease below adequate levels.


Just like we need both of the words "non-existent" and "inadequate". There's a difference between nothing and not enough.

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