NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,044 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- oxygen therapy
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- 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 supplemental oxygen therapy.