Definition of Stagnant hypoxia
1. Noun. Hypoxia resulting from slow peripheral circulation (such as follows congestive cardiac failure).
Medical Definition of Stagnant hypoxia
1. Tissue hypoxia characterised not by tissue oligaemia (tissue blood volume being normal or even increased), but by intravascular stasis due to impairment of venous outflow or (in some instances) to decreased arterial inflow. (05 Mar 2000)
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