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Cell hypoxia

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Definition

noun

Inadequate oxygen supply at the cellular level.


Supplement

In cell hypoxia, the cells are unable to use the oxygen effectively. This may be due to a disruption in the activity of oxidative phosphorylation enzymes. An example is the physiological effects of drinking alcoholic beverages.


See also: tissue hypoxia, generalized hypoxia.