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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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.
The second heterotopic xenograft heart transplant recipient was a 60-year-old man who, after aortic valve replacement for severe calcific aortic stenosis, also could not be weaned from the pump oxygenator.
Twenty years later, the principles were applied to pump oxygenators for total body perfusion during open-heart surgery.