noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ox- + -i- + -meter Date: 1929 an instrument for measuring continuously the degree of oxygen saturation of the circulating blood • oximetry noun

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  • oximeter — oximetric /ok si me trik/, adj. /ok sim i teuhr/, n. Med. an instrument for measuring the oxygen saturation of the hemoglobin in a sample of blood. [1940 45; OX + I + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • oximeter — noun A device that measures the oxygen saturation of arterial blood …   Wiktionary

  • oximeter — An instrument for determining photoelectrically the oxygen saturation of a sample of blood. cuvette o. an o. that reads the percentage of oxygen saturation of the blood as it passes through a cuvette outside the body. * * * ox·im·e·ter äk sim ət… …   Medical dictionary

  • oximeter — n. device for measuring the amount of oxygen in a substance (especially in hemoglobin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oximeter — [ɒk sɪmɪtə] noun an instrument for measuring the proportion of oxygenated haemoglobin in the blood. Derivatives oximetry noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • oximeter — ox·im·e·ter …   English syllables

  • oximeter — n. an instrument for measuring the proportion of oxygenated haemoglobin (oxyhaemoglobin) in the blood …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • oximeter — noun a measuring instrument that measures the oxygen in arterial blood • Hypernyms: ↑measuring instrument, ↑measuring system, ↑measuring device …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pulse oximeter — A finger mounted pulse oximeter taking measurement through the fingernail. A wrist mounted remote sensor pulse oximeter with plethysmogram. A puls …   Wikipedia

  • CO-oximeter — Finger tip carboxyhemoglobin saturation monitor. A CO oximeter is a device for detecting hypoxia, a medical condition relating to oxygen deficiency at tissue level. The device measures absorption at several wavelengths to distinguish… …   Wikipedia

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