Problem: You are being strangled! Why do you die? Address the individual steps of celullar respiration and their requirement for oxygen in your answer.

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Strangling may eventually cause hypoxia that would eventually be anoxia, where the cells are inhibited from receiving any oxygen. Strangling, holistically, would put pressure in the pharynx and would tighten it blocking the oxygen to pass through. In absence of oxygen, the lungs would not be able to distribute oxygen to all parts of the body, most especially the cells. Because oxygen is the primary ingredient needed in the process of cell respiration. Because there is no oxygen, cellular processes would not take place and would eventually lead to cell death. 

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You are being strangled! Why do you die? Address the individual steps of celullar respiration and their requirement for oxygen in your answer.

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