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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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Further research is warranted to further investigate and explore the clinical efficacy of these two cryogens.
Group A received the following treatment: Cryotherapy using Carbon Dioxide as a Cryogen using the Gun & Probe technique.
2] Gun & Probe cryotherapy technique when compared to the other cryogen.
Overuse of cryogens during blending is drawing some attention.
Nitrogen has made significant inroads as a blending cryogen in Europe, but it has lagged badly in the United States, mostly because C[O.