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  1. Oxygen mask Oxygen mask
    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 ...
  2. Oxygen tent Oxygen tent
    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 ...
  3. Oxygenate Oxygenate
    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...
  4. Oxygenating Oxygenating
    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....
  5. Oxygenation Oxygenation
    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...
  6. Oxyhemoglobin Oxyhemoglobin
    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...
  7. Oxymetholone Oxymetholone
    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....
  8. Oxytocin Oxytocin
    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 social memory. Oxytocin is a pep...
  9. Oxyuris Oxyuris
    Oxyuris: A group of intestinal worms that includes pinworm. ...
  10. oz. oz.
    oz.: Abbreviation for ounce....
  11. Ozone Ozone
    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...