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pulse oximeter

noun

Medical Definition of pulse oximeter

  1. :  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 and that typically sounds an alarm if the blood saturation becomes less than optimal

  2. pulse oximetry noun




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