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Oximetry is a medical test that uses a device called an oximeter to
measure the amount of oxygen in the blood (oxygen saturation). A special sensor
in a cuff or clip is placed on the end of a person's finger or toe or on the
person's earlobe, and it measures the amount of oxygen in the blood flowing in
the tiny blood vessels.
March 17, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
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