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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective arterialized
Convert venous into arterial (blood) by reoxygenation, especially in the lungs.
- ‘Prewarming with the commercially-available heel warmers or with a diaper which has been warmed under a warm faucet and taped around the heel often increases the blood supply and arterializes the sample.’
- ‘Blood gas tensions were measured in arterialized earlobe capillary samples.’
- ‘Following a period of in vivo calibration using a sample of arterialized ear lobe capillary blood, subjects were initially monitored for 2 min at rest while seated on the bicycle ergometer with a nose clip in place.’
- ‘PaO 2 and PaCO 2 were measured in arterialized earlobe capillary samples.’
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