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Predicting Risk of CNS Oxygen Toxicity Based on Oxygen Concentration and Diving Depth

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

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ICD-10:

Description:

Oxygen can be toxic to the central nervous system when the partial pressure of oxygen exceeds 1.6 atmospheres. The risk of oxygen toxicity is one of the main limiting factors in the use of nitrogen-oxygen (NITROX) breathing mixtures.

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