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Definition of Oxygenate

Oxygenate: To add oxygen to any chemical or physical system, including the human body. Oxygenate can also refer to the process of treating a patient with oxygen, or of combining a medication or other substance with oxygen.

Hyperbaric oxygenation is an increased amount of oxygen in organs and tissues resulting from the administration of oxygen in a compression chamber at an ambient pressure greater than 1 atmosphere.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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