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Why does hypoxia often result in memory impairment?


Hypoxia involves transient oxygen deprivation of the brain. So it stands to reason that the more oxygen-consuming certain aprts of the brain are, the more susceptible they will be ot the effects of hypoxia. Hippocampi are known to be particularly oxygen-dependent, and hippocampi are also critical for memory. Hippocampal damage due to any cause is likely to result in memory impairment

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