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Oxygen

Also known as Carbogen, Lif-O-Gen, Erie Traveler, Life-O-Gen, Linde, Madacylinder, Oxymed, and Ez-Ox

Oxygen is a chemical element with symbol O and atomic number 8. Its name derives from the Greek roots ὀξύς (oxys) ("acid", literally "sharp", referring to the sour taste of acids) and -γόνος (-gοnos) ("producer", literally "begetter"), because at the time of naming, it was mistakenly thought that all acids required oxygen in their composition. At standard temperature and pressure, two atoms of the element bind to form dioxygen, a colorless, odorless, tasteless diatomic gas with the formula O2. This substance is an important part of the atmosphere, and is necessary to sustain most terrestrial life.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed oxygen to treat shortness of breath, angina, heart attack, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards).

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