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  • n. perfluorooctyl bromide, a fluorochemical


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  • The best-known liquid of this kind is called perflubron, also known by the brand name LiquiVent.

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  • Because perflubron can carry more oxygen than air, it can help relieve respiratory distress until the lungs are able to function with regular air.

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  • Even though perflubron is so much better than air at carrying oxygen and carbon dioxide, that advantage can be lost if you don't circulate it rapidly enough.

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  • Clumsy word, this. Shortened version of perfluorooctyl bromide.

    March 5, 2010