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Cyanosis

Cyanosis

(Science: clinical sign) a bluish discolouration, applied especially to such discolouration of skin and mucous membranes due to excessive concentration of reduced haemoglobin in the blood.

Origin: gr. Kyanos = blue


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So why do our lips turn blue when we die? Possibly because blood gets darker as it congeals? But what about cyanosis? This does mean surely that when blood starts to lose oxygen it appears bluer through the skin. So deoxygenated blood must have less red colouration?

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by animartco
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blood is always red, never blue.
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well they choose blue for deoxgenated blood, because deoxygenated blood causes cyanosis --> a blueish skin appearance.

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by sdekivit
Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:41 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: heart
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The Fiber Disease

... treatment. Overall, mortality is 40%. Cutaneous Manifestations: Severe urticaria has been reported with pulmonary melioidosis. Flushing and cyanosis may develop during septicemia. No cutaneous lesion, however, is specific or diagnostic of melioidosis, nor is any likely to be present with ...

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by Skytroll
Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:01 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... copious secretions from the nose and mouth, generalized muscular fasciculations, twitching or seizure activity, loss of consciousness, and apnea. Cyanosis, hypotension, and bradycardia may be present just before death. Exposure to a small droplet of liquid on the skin may produce few physical ...

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by London
Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:45 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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