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preoxygenation

preoxygenation in Medicine

preoxygenation pre·ox·y·gen·a·tion (prē'ŏk-sĭ-jə-nā'shən)
n.
Administration of pure oxygen prior to induction of general anesthesia in order to eliminate nitrogen from the lungs and body tissues.

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