oximeter

noun
ox·​im·​e·​ter | \ äk-ˈsi-mə-tər How to pronounce oximeter (audio) \

Definition of oximeter

: an instrument for measuring continuously the degree of oxygen saturation of the circulating blood

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Other Words from oximeter

oximetry \ äk-​ˈsi-​mə-​trē How to pronounce oximetry (audio) \ noun

Examples of oximeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to an oximeter placed on the man's finger, his pulse shot up to 105 — a heated reaction to the president's claims. CBS News, "Here are the election issues making battleground state voters' hearts race - literally," 19 Oct. 2020 But using an oximeter that reads blood oxygen levels can show the real picture. Chelsea Curtis, USA TODAY, "'I'm so glad that I'm alive today': Robust contact tracing is saving lives of Apache tribal members," 19 Oct. 2020 But using an oximeter that reads blood oxygen levels can show the real picture. Chelsea Curtis, The Arizona Republic, "'I'm so glad that I'm alive today': Robust contact tracing is saving lives of Apache tribal members," 18 Oct. 2020 The oximeter reads 98 percent (within the normal range). Helen Santoro, Wired, "Doctors and Nurses Take to TikTok to Fight Covid Myths," 6 Sep. 2020 Her family also uses an oximeter to monitor her pulse and blood oxygen levels. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "A family is trying to raise over $2 million to give their baby a gene therapy treatment to save her life," 11 July 2020 After the trip to the emergency room, Nancy bought an oximeter to measure his oxygen level. Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, "This Michigan high school football coach wouldn't let coronavirus win: 'It was hell'," 12 Apr. 2020 The latest one detailed the importance of owning an oximeter, a small device that can help prevent a respiratory crisis by detecting a drop in the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream. Silvia Martelli, STAT, "I’m studying in the U.S., my family is in Italy. Every day is filled with mutual, gut-wrenching worry," 12 Apr. 2020 To my surprise, my oximeter registered 88% to 92% on day one. Tessie Cordero, sun-sentinel.com, "Salt therapy a helpful addition | Opinion," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of oximeter

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oximeter

International Scientific Vocabulary ox- + -i- + -meter

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The first known use of oximeter was in 1929

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Last Updated

25 Oct 2020

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“Oximeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oximeter. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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oximeter

noun
ox·​im·​e·​ter | \ äk-ˈsim-ət-ər How to pronounce oximeter (audio) \

Medical Definition of oximeter

: an instrument for measuring continuously the degree of oxygen saturation of the circulating blood

Other Words from oximeter

oximetric \ ˌäk-​sə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce oximetric (audio) \ adjective

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