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blood gas

[ bluhd-gas ]
/ ˈblʌd ˌgæs /
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noun
a gas, as oxygen or carbon dioxide, that is dissolved in plasma.
a test to determine the pH and concentration of blood gases.
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Origin of blood gas

First recorded in 1845–50
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Scientific definitions for blood gas

blood gas

Any of the dissolved gases in blood plasma, especially oxygen and carbon dioxide.
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