Definition of oximeter in English:

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oximeter

Pronunciation: /äkˈsimidər/

noun

An instrument for measuring the proportion of oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood.
Example sentences
  • We also used a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen saturation of the blood.
  • The oximeter constantly measures the amount of oxygen in your blood.
  • All patients are equipped with a pulse oximeter for monitoring of percutaneous oxygen saturation.

Derivatives

oximetry

Pronunciation: /-trē/
noun
Example sentences
  • The patient's blood pressure, pulse oximetry, and ECG must be assessed preoperatively and monitored throughout the procedure.
  • Oxygen saturation should be assessed by pulse oximetry in children with respiratory distress, significant tachypnea, or pallor.
  • Patients were monitored with continuous ECG and finger pulse oximetry.

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Syllabification: ox·im·e·ter

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