oxygenator

noun
ox·​y·​gen·​a·​tor | \ ˈäk-si-jə-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce oxygenator (audio) , äk-ˈsi-jə- How to pronounce oxygenator (audio) \

Definition of oxygenator

: one that oxygenates specifically : an apparatus that oxygenates the blood extracorporeally (as during open-heart surgery)

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Basically, the blood is drained out of the right side of the body, goes to an oxygenator, then is pumped to the other side of the body to provide circulatory support. Caitlin Dwyer, Longreads, "Shared Breath," 25 July 2019 This season is also taking a page from The Expanse in examining some of the practicalities of waging war across planets, with oxygenators that let soldiers breathe in thin atmosphere proving to be the most strategic resource. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "In season 2, Krypton keeps viewers guessing," 12 June 2019 The lamb’s umbilical cord pulls in nutrients, and its heart pumps blood through an external oxygenator. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, "A Functioning Fake Womb," 17 Jan. 2018 An oxygenator that supplemented the patient’s lungs was developed in 1954 and was subsequently used in combination with the device. Paul Stenquist, New York Times, "When Detroit Muscle Powered a Breakthrough in Heart Surgery," 18 Jan. 2018 One had then placed a foot on the back of Denny's neck as others took turns slamming an oxygenator into his back, pounding his head in with a hammer, and smashing a concrete block into his face. Joe Domanick, Esquire, "The LAPD and the Shame of a Nation," 5 Aug. 2015 The lambs received oxygen through their umbilical cords, supplied by an external oxygenator. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "'Artificial womb' scientist at CHOP wins Philly Geek award," 30 Aug. 2017 The oxygenator employed by the Philadelphia researchers is pumpless and replicates the work of the placenta, Flake said. Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY, "'Biobag' system mimics womb, could provide hope for premature babies," 25 Apr. 2017 A low-resistance oxygenator is the device that exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide as blood flows through it. Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY, "'Biobag' system mimics womb, could provide hope for premature babies," 25 Apr. 2017

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circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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oxygenator

noun
ox·​y·​gen·​ator | \ ˈäk-si-jə-ˌnāt-ər How to pronounce oxygenator (audio) , äk-ˈsij-ə- How to pronounce oxygenator (audio) \

Medical Definition of oxygenator

: one that oxygenates specifically : an apparatus that oxygenates the blood extracorporeally (as during open-heart surgery)

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