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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Oxígeno hiperbárico

Hyperbaric oxygen (HY-per-BAYR-ik OK-sih-jen)
Oxygen that is at an atmospheric pressure higher than the pressure at sea level. Breathing hyperbaric oxygen to enhance the effectiveness of radiation therapy is being studied.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.