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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



supplemental oxygen therapy  listen  (SUH-pleh-MEN-tul OK-sih-jen THAYR-uh-pee)

  Treatment in which a storage tank of oxygen or a machine called a compressor is used to give oxygen to people with breathing problems. It may be given through a nose tube, a mask, or a tent. The extra oxygen is breathed in along with normal air. Also called oxygen therapy.