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