Definition of pulse oximeter in English:

pulse oximeter

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  • An oximeter that measures the proportion of oxygenated haemoglobin in the blood in pulsating vessels, especially the capillaries of the finger or ear.
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    • 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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