Anoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury Definition


Anoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury: A disorder characterized by a reduction in oxygen supply (HYPOXIA) combined with reduced blood flow (ISCHEMIA) to the brain. This condition may result from a localized obstruction of a cerebral artery or from systemic hypoperfusion. Prolonged hypoxia-ischemia is associated with ISCHEMIC ATTACK, TRANSIENT; BRAIN INFARCTION; BRAIN EDEMA; COMA; and other conditions.

Synonym: cerebral anoxia ischemia, brain anoxia ischemia, anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, ischemic-hypoxic encephalopathy, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, cerebral ischemia hypoxia, cerebral ischemia anoxia, cerebral hypoxia ischemia, brain ischemia hypoxia, brain ischemia anoxia, brain hypoxia ischemia.