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Glossary: oxygen therapy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

oxygen therapy

(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 supplemental oxygen therapy.

2007-03-02