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Which of the following statements is true about Anaemic Hypoxia?
  • A
    ​​​​​​It can be brought on by altitude.
  • B

    It can be caused by decompression.

  • C

    It can be caused by smoking.

  • D
    It can be brought on by fatigue.
ANAEMIC HYPOXIA is due to reduction of the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood as a result of a decrease in the total hemoglobin or an alteration of the hemoglobin constituents. May be due to a medical condition (anaemia) or to carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Smoking produces carbon monoxide which is inhaled. As the haemoglobin in the red blood cells has a much greater affinity to this carbon monoxide than to oxygen it reduces the availability of haemoglobin to transport oxygen.

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