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/ ɒkˈsɪm ɪ tri /
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the measuring of the percentage of oxygen-saturated hemoglobin in the blood by means of an oximeter. Readings below 90 percent may be indicative of impaired lung function or infection. In noninvasive pulse oximetry , a small device placed on a fingertip or earlobe uses light waves to measure the oxygen saturation in arterial blood.
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The new system predicted these episodes in less time than traditional pulse oximetry, says Vanden Hoek, and fewer patients required hospitalization.