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Oxygen

Nick Maskell and Ann Millar.

in Oxford Desk Reference: Respiratory Medicine

May 2009; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 2279 words.

This chapter focuses on home oxygen therapy, including ambulatory oxygen therapy, indications and assessment for long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT), indications and assessment for ambulatory...

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oxygen

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 140 words.

Common gaseous element that is necessary for the respiration of plants and animals and for combustion. Oxygen is the most

Oxygen

Jon F. Harrison, H. Arthur Woods and Stephen P. Roberts.

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects

January 2012; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 18271 words.

This chapter talks about the central insect respiratory problem – their capability of regulating oxygen delivery to tissues under variable internal and external conditions – pinpointing in...

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oxygen

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 79 words.

n. an odourless colourless gas that makes up one-fifth of the atmosphere. Oxygen is essential to most forms of life

oxygen

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 70 words.

An odourless, colourless gas that makes up about one-fifth of the atmosphere. It is essential for human survival. Attempts have been made to use oxygen as an ergogenic aid, but there is no...

Oxygen

Donald Eugene Canfield.

January 2014; p ublished online October 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Climate Change. 216 pages.

The air we breathe is 21 percent oxygen, an amount higher than on any other known world. While we may take our air for granted, Earth was not always an oxygenated planet. How did it become...

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Oxygen therapy

Edited by Terry Robinson and Jane E. Scullion.

in Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing

March 2009; p ublished online August 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 5379 words.

This chapter covers oxygen therapy, including clinical indicators of hypoxaemia, acute oxygen therapy, oxygen delivery devices, humidification of acute oxygen therapy, emergency oxygen...

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oxygen debt

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 9 words.

See excess post-exercise oxygen consumption.

oxygen radical

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Any oxygen species, other than free oxygen, that has an unpaired electron. Oxygen radicals are highly reactive and can cause damage to many biological macromolecules. They mediate the...

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oxygen solubility

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The ability of oxygen gas to dissolve into water.

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oxygen solubility

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 11 words.

The ability of oxygen gas to dissolve into water.

oxygen solubility

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 11 words.

The ability of oxygen *gas to dissolve into water.

oxygen solubility

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 11 words.

The ability of oxygen *gas to dissolve into water.

oxygen cycle

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 109 words.

The cycling of oxygen between the biotic and abiotic components of the environment (see biogeochemical cycle). The oxygen

dissolved oxygen

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 90 words.

Oxygen that is dissolved in water. The amount of oxygen a given volume of water holds at a given temperature

dissolved oxygen

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 41 words.

Oxygen from the atmosphere and from photosynthesis, dissolved in the upper levels of bodies of water. Dissolved oxygen decreases with

oxygen poisoning

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 39 words.

Although oxygen is essential for human life, you can be poisoned by breathing pure oxygen under high pressure.

Symptoms include

heavy oxygen

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 58 words.

the stable nuclide  818O (oxygen‐18), usually accompanied by the stable nuclide  817O (oxygen‐17); relative

oxygen debt

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 58 words.

the oxygen deficit that develops when a normally aerobic organism or tissue cannot increase its oxygen uptake sufficiently to match

oxygen uptake

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 114 words.

The volume of oxygen (usually in litres or millitres) used by the body in a given time (usually one minute). If the oxygen content of the body remains constant, the oxygen uptake equals the...