oxygenator

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oxygenator

[′äk·sə·jə‚nād·ər]
(medicine)
An apparatus for introducing oxygen into the blood during extracorporal circulation.
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Partial assistance of the circulation with a pump oxygenator, although superior to balloon counter-pulsation, is not very practical for technical reasons.
On completion of the operation the patient could not be weaned from the pump oxygenator despite institution of all conventional supportive measures, including the intra-aortic balloon pump.
Twenty years later, the principles were applied to pump oxygenators for total body perfusion during open-heart surgery.