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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more

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For blood oxygen saturation level - what is the fatal and normal range?

Oxygen sat curve: If you look at the p50 or oxygen saturation curve, anything above 90% is ok for the hemoglobin to unload as it gets into the tissues and supply them. As the curve goes down to 75% about pao2 of 45, this nears the saturation in the veins where unloading of oxygen to the tissues including heart muscles becomes difficult and there will be eventual death as it gets lower than that. ...Read more

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My blood oxygen saturation is 96% but can there be chances that my blood is not circulation properly to my skin?

My blood oxygen saturation is 96% but can there be chances that my blood is not circulation properly to my skin?

Yes.: At your age chances of lack of circulation is unlikely unless there are preexisting conditions like diabetes or rheumatologic problems like sle, etc.. Smoking can also cause it as do some drugs that cause vasoconstriction or closing off of blood vessels. ...Read more

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In a person with sleep apnea, what causes the rises and falls in oxygen saturation of arterial blood during sleep?

In a person with sleep apnea, what causes the rises and falls in oxygen saturation of arterial blood during sleep?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is defined as stopping breathing for 10 seconds. During that time, the body is not getting any oxygen. In addition , there can be instances that last less than 10 seconds, or where a less than adequate effort to breath is attempted. These also reduce the oxygen intake. ...Read more

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Tetralogy Of Fallot (Definition)

Tetralogy of Fallout is a congenital heart condition where several aspects of the heart are malformed, causing a problem with blood circulation ...Read more

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Oxygen Saturation (Definition)

Oxygen saturation is a measure of how much oxygen the blood is carrying as a percentage of the ...Read more

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