Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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Oxygen mask: A mask that covers the mouth and
nose, and is hooked up to an oxygen tank. It delivers
oxygen directly to the patient. Oxygen can also be delivered directly through a nasal catheter, a tube that divides into two smaller tubes that go into the nostrils.
Oxygen is a colorless, odorless ...
Oxygen tent: A tent-like device used to deliver high levels of oxygen to a patient in a bed. The tent typically covers the whole bed of an infant and the head and upper body of an older child or adult. The oxygen is pumped in from a tank.
Oxygen is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that makes ...
Oxygenate: To add oxygen to any chemical or physical system, including the human body. Oxygenate can also refer to the process of treating a patient with oxygen, or of combining a medication or other substance with oxygen.
Hyperbaric oxygenation is an increased amount of oxygen in organs and tissues...
Oxygenating: Pertaining to the addition of oxygen, as to the human body. Oxygenating may refer to the process of treating a patient with oxygen, or to combining a medication or other substance with oxygen....
Oxygenation: The addition of oxygen to any system, including the human body. Oxygenation may also refer to the process of treating a patient with oxygen, or of combining a medication or other substance with oxygen.
Hyperbaric oxygenation is an increased amount of oxygen in organs and tissues resulti...
Oxyhemoglobin: The oxygen-loaded form of hemoglobin, the predominant protein in red blood cells.
Hemoglobin is a protein molecule that binds to oxygen. Hemoglobin forms an unstable, reversible bond with oxygen. In its oxygen-loaded form, it is called oxyhemoglobin and is bright red. In the oxygen-u...
Oxymetholone: A male hormone that stimulates
production of the male hormone testosterone. It is
sometimes given to treat hormonal imbalance in men, or certain types of disease
in both men and women....
Oxytocin: A hormone made in the brain that plays a role in childbirth and lactation by causing muscles to contract in the uterus (womb) and the mammary glands in the breast. Animal studies have shown that oxytocin also has a role in pair bonding, mate-guarding, and
Oxytocin is a pep...
Oxyuris: A group of intestinal worms that includes pinworm. ...
oz.: Abbreviation for ounce....
Ozone: A form of oxygen that consists of three atoms of oxygen, in contrast to normal atmospheric oxygen which consists of two atoms of oxygen. Ozone is an important greenhouse gas found in both the stratosphere and the troposphere. Ozone has effects beyond acting as a greenhouse gas. In the stratos...