arterial blood gas

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arterial blood gas

n.
The concentration of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood, whose partial pressures are measured along with other factors such as blood pH in order to assess oxygen saturation and other metabolic indicators in patients, especially those with respiratory disorders.
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The report said Enrile needed to undergo sputum culture and gram stain and arterial blood gas test.
Previous studies have demonstrated an overestimation of saturation levels when measured by pulse oximetry compared to those measured by arterial blood gas test at a saturation below 90%-92% [23, 24].