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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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This expanded agreement will allow eligible AmeriNet members to consolidate orders of MRI cryogens," says Mike Wende, contract manager for AmeriNet.
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