Postoperative hypoxaemia

  • J. P. Payne
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 1)


It is a sobering thought that more than 200 years after Priestley’s discovery of oxygen and Lavoisier’s demonstration of its importance in normal body metabolism, physiologists and clinicians are still uncertain not only about the mechanisms involved when oxygen deficiency occurs, but also about the terminology to be used to describe such changes.


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