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Anoxic Brain Injury Definition & Overview

Definition

Anoxic brain damage happens when the brain receives inadequate oxygen for several minutes or longer. Brain cells begin to die after approximately four minutes without oxygen.

Progression of Anoxic Brain Damage

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