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

  • noun A canopy placed over the head and shoulders or over the entire body of a patient to provide oxygen at a higher level than normal.

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  • noun medicine A canopy for the head and shoulders, or a similar enclosure for the whole body, within which air having a higher than normal supply of oxygen can be administered to a patient.


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