blood gases

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blood gas·es

a clinical expression for blood gas analysis.
See also: blood gas analysis.

blood gas·es

(blŭd gas'ĕz)
A clinical expression for the determination of the partial pressures of oxygen and carbon dioxide in blood.

blood gases

normally refers to the oxygen and carbon dioxide that are dissolved in the arterial blood, following equilibration in the lungs between capillary blood and the gases in the alveoli. Measured as part of the assessment of lung function; expressed as partial pressures (or 'tensions') P O2 and P CO2. There is also a small amount of dissolved nitrogen, at a P N2 in equilibrium with alveolar nitrogen. See also hypoxia, hypercapnia, oxyhaemoglobin dissociation curve.

blood gases

clinical determination of partial pressures of oxygen (P o2) and carbon dioxide (P co2) in venous blood
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Upon delivery, the infant cried spontaneously, had normal Apgar scores, and had normal cord blood gases.
PHILADELPHIA -- The routine measurement of umbilical cord blood gases after every delivery could help answer questions about the possibility of birth asphyxia a few years after the fact, often exonerating obstetricians, Dr.
Determination of cord blood gases and pH is recommended in all neonates with low Apgar scores to distinguish metabolic acidosis from hypoxemia or from other causes that might result in low Apgar scores [1].
DEFENDANTS' DEFENSE The baby recovered well after being slightly depressed at birth; umbilical cord blood gases were in the normal range.
Mild placental abruption was noted; the child had low Apgar scores, decreased respiratory effort, and low cord blood gases.