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1. the exchange of carbon dioxide for oxygen by the blood in the lungs.
2. the saturation of a liquid with air or gas.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The state of containing air, or the process of filling with air; inflation; in radiology, specifically, within the lung.
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1. Exposure to air.
2. Saturation of a fluid with air or a gas.
3. The exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the lungs.
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bioaerationThe oxidative treatment of raw sewage by the passing of air through it—in centrifugal pumps—to enhance purification by bleeding off gases.
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The process of charging a liquid with air or gas; especially the transfer of oxygen to the blood in the lungs.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Charging a liquid with air or gas.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012