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Related to oxygen saturation: oxygen saturation test, Central Venous Oxygen Saturation, oxygen saturation curve
the state of being saturated, or the act of saturating.
oxygen saturation the amount of oxygen bound to hemoglobin in the blood, expressed as a percentage of the maximal binding capacity.
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oxygen saturationsO2 The O2 concentration of blood expressed as a ratio of its total O2-carrying capacity; the OS is a measure of the utilization of O2 transport capacity; sO2 is ↑ at high altitude, hypocapnia, hypothermia, ↑ cardiac output, O2 therapy, PEEP–positive end-expiratory pressure ventilation, and respiratory alkalosis. sO2 is ↓ with AV shunting, carbon monoxide poisoning, congenital cardiac defects, emphysema, hypercapnia, hypoventilation, hypoxia, respiratory acidosis Ref range 95-98% arterial; 60-80% venous
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ox·y·gen sat·u·ra·tion(SaO2) (ok-si'jĕn sach'ŭr-ā'shŭn)
The percentage of oxygen-binding sites in blood that are combined with oxygen.
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