Pulse Oximetry - Indication


A pulse oximeter is a medical device that indirectly monitors the oxygen saturation of a patient's blood (as opposed to measuring oxygen saturation directly through a blood sample) and changes in blood volume in the skin, producing a photoplethysmogram. The pulse oximeter may be incorporated into a multiparameter patient monitor. Most monitors also display the pulse rate. Portable, battery-operated pulse oximeters are also available for transport or home blood-oxygen monitoring.

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Indication can refer to:

  • A synonym for Sign.
  • Human interface Highlighting the single object pointed to as a cursor is moved, without any other user action such as clicking, is indication.
  • Indication (medicine). A valid reason to use a certain test, medication, procedure, or surgery.
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Stationary Target Indication
... Stationary target indication (STI) is a mode of operation of a radar to discriminate a target against clutter ... In contrast to another mode, moving target indication (MTI), it cannot take an advantage of the fact that the target moves with respect to clutter ...

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