- a small tentlike canopy placed over a sick person for delivering and maintaining a flow of oxygen at critical periods.
Origin of oxygen tent
First recorded in 1920–25
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- med a transparent enclosure covering a bedridden patient, into which oxygen is released to help maintain respiration
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- A canopy placed over the head and shoulders or over the entire body of a patient to provide oxygen at a higher level than normal.
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