[Positional asphyxia, a cause of death insufficiently known].

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Positional asphyxia (AP) is a fatal condition arising because of the adoption of particular body positions, causing mechanical interference. Consequences are important alveolar hypoventilation and cardiac hyperexcitability due to respiratory acidosis in combination with extensive liberation of catecholamine occurring in attracted individuals sustaining… (More)

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@article{Schrag2011PositionalAA, title={[Positional asphyxia, a cause of death insufficiently known].}, author={Bettina Schrag and S{\'e}bastien de Froidmont and M-del-Mar Lesta}, journal={Revue medicale suisse}, year={2011}, volume={7 303}, pages={1511-4} }