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arterialize

(är-tîr′ē-ə-līz′)
tr.v. arterial·ized, arterial·izing, arterial·izes
To convert (venous blood) into bright red arterial blood by absorption of oxygen in the lungs.

ar·te′ri·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Arterialised earlobe blood gas analysis: an underused technique.
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