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pulse oximeter

Syllabification: pulse ox·im·e·ter

Definition of pulse oximeter in English:

noun

An oximeter that measures the proportion of oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood in pulsating vessels, especially the capillaries of the finger or ear.
Example sentences
  • All patients are equipped with a pulse oximeter for monitoring of percutaneous oxygen saturation.
  • We also used a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen saturation of the blood.
  • Lack of standardization of the pulse oximeters resulted in use of several probes in a short period.

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