pulse oximeter
noun Date: 1986 a device that measures the oxygen saturation of arterial blood in a subject by utilizing a sensor attached typically to a finger, toe, or ear to determine the percentage of oxyhemoglobin in blood pulsating through a network of capillaries

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  • pulse oximeter — noun : a device that measures the oxygen saturation of arterial blood in a subject by utilizing a sensor attached typically to a finger, toe, or ear to determine the percentage of oxyhemoglobin in blood pulsating through a network of capillaries …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pulse oximetry — Pulse oximeter Pulse oximetry is a non invasive method allowing the monitoring of the oxygenation of a patient s hemoglobin. A sensor is placed on a thin part of the patient s body, usually a fingertip or earlobe, or in the case of an infant,… …   Wikipedia

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  • 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

  • ear oximeter — a pulse oximeter for attachment to the ear, by which oxygen saturation of the blood flowing through the ear can be determined …   Medical dictionary

  • finger oximeter — a pulse oximeter whose sensor is attached to a finger, so that the oxygenation of blood flowing through the finger can be determined …   Medical dictionary

  • Photoplethysmograph — A photoplethysmograph (PPG) is an optically obtained plethysmograph, a volumetric measurement of an organ. A PPG is often obtained by using a pulse oximeter which illuminates the skin and measures changes in light absorption (Shelley and Shelley …   Wikipedia

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