Meaning of arterialize in English:

arterialize

(British arterialise)

Pronunciation /ɑːˈtɪərɪəlʌɪz/

verb

[with object]
  • Convert (venous blood) into arterial blood by reoxygenation, especially in the lungs.

    ‘pulmonary disease interferes with the ability of the lungs to arterialize mixed venous blood’
    • ‘Prewarming with the commercially-available heel warmers or with a diaper which has been warmed under a warm faucet and taped around the heel often increases the blood supply and arterializes the sample.’
    • ‘Following a period of in vivo calibration using a sample of arterialized ear lobe capillary blood, subjects were initially monitored for 2 min at rest while seated on the bicycle ergometer with a nose clip in place.’
    • ‘Blood gas tensions were measured in arterialized earlobe capillary samples.’
    • ‘PaO 2 and PaCO 2 were measured in arterialized earlobe capillary samples.’