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hyperoxia

hyperoxia in Medicine

hyperoxia hy·per·ox·i·a (hī'pər-ŏk'sē-ə)
n.

  1. An excess of oxygen in tissues and organs.

  2. A higher than normal oxygen tension, such as that produced by breathing air or oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressures.

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