Definition of medical terms used on the web.


It is a colorless and odorless gas. It is the most abundant element in nature and essential for the life of all aerobic organisms. Its symbol is O².

Oxygen therapy is oxygen administration to the patient for the purpose of achieving good oxygenation levels. It is performed with masks; nasal cannulas, also called nasal prongs; mechanical ventilation or respirator.

Remember that its use does not cause dependency nor does the body become “accustomed” to its use.