In medical jurisprudence. A morbid condition of swooning, Buffoca-tion, or suspended animation, resulting in death if uot relieved, produced by any serl-ous interference with normal respiration (as, the inhalation of poisonous gases or too rarlfled air, choking, drowning, obstruction of the air passages, or paralysis of the respiratory muscles) with a consequent de-flclency of oxygen in the blood. See State v. Baldwin, 36 Kan. 1, 12 Pac. 328