2011
DOI: 10.3791/2899
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Abstract: AbstractHypoxia is defined as the reduction or lack of oxygen in organs, tissues, or cells. This decrease of oxygen tension can be due to a reduced supply in oxygen (causes include insufficient blood vessel network, defective blood vessel, and anemia) or to an increased consumption of oxygen relative to the supply (caused by a sudden higher cell proliferation rate). Hypoxia can be physiologic or pathologic such as in solid cancers [1][2][3] , rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis etc… Each tissues and cells h…

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