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cry·o·gen

(krī'ō-jen),
A freezing substance or mixture used to produce very low temperatures.

cryogen

[krī′əjən]
Etymology: Gk, kryos + genein, to produce
1 a chemical that induces freezing, used to destroy diseased tissue without injury to adjacent structures. Cell death is caused by dehydration after cell membranes rupture.
2 (in magnetic resonance imaging
Etymology: MRI
) a chemical used to cool the MRI electromagnet so that the magnet remains superconducting and higher magnified strengths can be achieved. Kinds of cryogens include carbon dioxide, liquid nitrogen, liquid helium, and nitrous oxide. cryogenic, adj.

cryogen

A cooling agent—e.g., liquid helium or liquid nitrogen—used to reduce the temperature of magnet coil windings in a superconducting magnet.

cry·o·gen

(krī'ō-jen)
A substance used to obtain low temperatures.
[G. kryos, cold, + -gen]

Cryogen

A substance with a very low boiling point, such as liquid nitrogen, used in cryotherapy treatment.
Mentioned in: Cryotherapy

cryogen

substance used to lower temperature in tissue to be frozen, e.g. liquid nitrogen, Freon, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide.
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Participants were eligible for the study if they were aged 18 years or over and had a plantar wart that, in the opinion of a healthcare professional, was suitable for treatment with both cryogens used in this study (carbon dioxide versus nitrous oxide).
The 27 subjects had acne of similar severity on both sides of the upper back, which were treated with laser and cryogen spray; control areas were treated with cryogen spray only Four treatments were administered, with 3 weeks in between treatments.
This significantly reduced cryogen usage and increased output.
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Compared to a conventional box spiral, the Cross-Flow spiral freezer consumes about 15 percent less cryogen and can significantly increase production in 30 percent less space.
The high performance turbulence fans improve heat transfer from gas to product along the length and width of the tunnel, with a modified spray bar, which improves cryogen distribution leading to a more efficient and consistent freezing.
Cryogen injected into the freezer contacts food product pieces for optimum heat transfer, with internal freezer temperature reaching as low as -150[degrees]F, depending on conditions and type of cryogen.
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Nitrogen has made significant inroads as a blending cryogen in Europe, but it has lagged badly in the United States, mostly because C[O.
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