Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Cerebral hypoxia is a form of hypoxia (reduced supply of oxygen) specifically involving the brain; when the brain is completely deprived of oxygen it is called cerebral anoxia. There are four categories of cerebral hypoxia; they are, in order of severity: diffuse cerebral hypoxia (DCH), focal cerebral ischemia, cerebral infarction, and global cerebral ischemia. Prolonged hypoxia induces neuronal cell death via apoptosis, resulting in a hypoxic brain injury.Cases of total oxygen deprivation are termed "anoxia", which can be hypoxic in origin—i.e., reduced oxygen availability—or ischemic in origin—i.e., oxygen deprivation due to a disruption in blood flow.
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