Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A device for measuring the oxygen saturation of arterial blood, especially a pulse oximeter.

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  • noun medicine A device that measures the oxygen saturation of arterial blood.

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  • noun a measuring instrument that measures the oxygen in arterial blood

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ὀξύς (oxus, "sharp") + μέτρον (metron, "measure").

Examples

  • It's essentially free since it needs no specialized equipment other than the oximeter, which is present in every hospital already.

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  • As Aaron grew and was weaned from oxygen, the pulse oximeter helped staff evaluate his response to the reduced level of oxygen.

    Diaphragmatic eventration

  • She sings her wire song to herself as she glues Oh Chin EMG, Central EEG, Occipital EEG, EKG oh my oximeter and thermister and EOG and leg EMG and OMG WTF go to sleep you!

    Intersomnolence

  • She sings her wire song to herself as she glues Oh Chin EMG, Central EEG, Occipital EEG, EKG oh my oximeter and thermister and EOG and leg EMG and OMG WTF go to sleep you!

    Intersomnolence

  • When he's done, the medic gently takes the hand and puts on the ring finger the toothless plastic jaws of a pulse oximeter - a device that measures the oxygen content of the blood through the skin.

    The front lines of saving lives

  • As Aaron grew and was weaned from oxygen, the pulse oximeter helped staff evaluate his response to the reduced level of oxygen.

    Diaphragmatic eventration

  • Pulse oximeter: this device measured the concentration of oxygen in Aaron's blood, providing an objective indicator of his general health status and an early warning of impending illness.

    Diaphragmatic eventration

  • When he's done, the medic gently takes the hand and puts on the ring finger the toothless plastic jaws of a pulse oximeter - a device that measures the oxygen content of the blood through the skin.

    Military medics combine ultramodern and time-honored methods to save lives on the battlefield

  • Pulse oximeter: this device measured the concentration of oxygen in Aaron's blood, providing an objective indicator of his general health status and an early warning of impending illness.

    Diaphragmatic eventration

  • When he's done, the medic gently takes the hand and puts on the ring finger the toothless plastic jaws of a pulse oximeter - a device that measures the oxygen content of the blood through the skin.

    Military medics combine ultramodern and time-honored methods to save lives on the battlefield

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  • A device for counting oxen.

    January 10, 2008

  • Haha!

    January 10, 2008

  • Would this be for counting oxen per minute? A measure of time rather than distance?

    January 10, 2008

  • It measures pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation using infrared light http://www.pulseoximetersdirect.com

    March 13, 2010