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Mechanism of Asphyxia (Suffocation) Due to Blocked Airway
Mechanism of Asphyxia (Suffocation) Due to Blocked Airway

This medical exhibit illustrates the mechanism of asphyxiation (suffocation) due to a blocked airway (trachea). The inflammation and hemorraging of the tracheal tissue surrounding a tracheal tube creates a mucus plug that blocks airway, resulting in a lack of oxygen to the lungs.

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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020

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