Definition of asphyxia:
syncope, bronchus, bad breath, unconsciousness, breathing, stupefaction, apathy, airway, stupor, coma, artificial respiration, insensibility, swoon, fainting, breath, bronchial tube, bronchiole, lethargy, blow, torpor, swooning.
- "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
In lingering diseases, after violent exertion, and in warm climates, it sets in quickly, and disappears in two or three hours; in those who are in perfect health and die from accident or asphyxia, it may not come on until from ten to twenty- four hours, and may last three or four days.- "Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology", W. G. Aitchison Robertson.
When the first agony of fear, and the sort of gulp of asphyxia was over, I felt as if I was sinking into a pleasant sleep, surrounded by the light of green fields-" " Because the veins of the eye were bloodshot, and green is the complementary colour," interpolated Kennedy, whereat Owen gave a little incredulous guffaw; and Brogten continued- " Well, then, it was that all my past life flashed before me, from the least forgotten venial fault of infancy to the worst passion of youth,- only they came to me clear and vivid, in retrograde order.- "Julian Home", Dean Frederic W. Farrar.