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What is the mode of hypoxia in drowning..??
is it ventilation perfusion mismatch...or hypoventilation of peripheral origin..??
 

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yup correct....less air is going in lung...so its a hypoventilation of peripheral origin...same thing happens in suffocation....pickwickian syndrome,chest trauma,phrenic nerve paralysis,acute poliomyelitis....:D
 

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wt is the mode of hypoxia in drowning..??
is it ventilation perfusion mismatch...or hypoventilation of peripheral origin..??
due to suffocation caused by a liquid entering the lungs and preventing the absorption of oxygen leading to cerebral hypoxia!
 
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