oxygen demand


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Listening to relaxing music not only reduced heart and respiration rates but also oxygen demand of the heart in patients who have had a heart attack. Grace Leslie, Scientific American, 18 Sep. 2021 Daily oxygen demand tripled at one big hospital in a tier-three city in Guangdong Province in recent weeks and is near full capacity, according to an executive who asked not to be named discussing the sensitive topic. Bloomberg, Fortune, 9 Jan. 2023 Fewer muscular contractions of the heart mean a decreased oxygen demand and the chest pain stops. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 30 Dec. 2022 After many such experiments, mainly with runners and cyclists, researchers have concluded that nitrate supplementation lowers the oxygen demand of exercise and improves performance in endurance sports. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Discover Magazine, 26 Mar. 2019 Cooling organs quickly after removal reduces their oxygen demand and can prevent cell death, but doesn’t save every organ. Wired, 5 Aug. 2022 Hospitals in parts of the country are reporting a shortage of beds, and there have been difficulties in keeping up with oxygen demand. Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2021 In one case, a lithium-battery manufacturer supplying Tesla, situated on the Yangtze River, was fined $22,500 for dumping wastewater containing chemical oxygen demand, or COD, at a level seven times higher than the legal limit. Vivienne Walt, Fortune, 30 Sep. 2021 Raethel attributes the recent rise in oxygen demand to growing COVID-19 hospitalizations throughout the state, saying that many patients with the virus rely on medical oxygen therapy. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 31 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oxygen demand was in 1950

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“Oxygen demand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxygen%20demand. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition

oxygen demand

oxygen de·​mand -di-ˈmand How to pronounce oxygen demand (audio)
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