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Oxygen Toxicity

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This chapter will present our current knowledge on the major toxic manifestations of oxygen; the clinical features-descriptions and incidence of symptoms, mechanisms underlying the oxidative insult, the time-duration relationship defining the safety limits, risk factors leading to enhanced toxicity, and strategies for protection

Keywords

Hyperbaric oxygen hyperoxia oxygn free radicals pulmonary oxygen toxicity nitric oxide diffuse alveolar damage pulmonary function vital capacity diffusion capacity latent period absorption atelectasis acute tracheobronchitis ARDS oxygen tolerance UPTD CNS oxygen toxicity epilepsy diving grand mal generalized seizures antioxidant ocular oxygen toxicity myopia cataract tunnel vision 

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