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A prefix that denotes jointness or the state of being conjunct or united. To be together, with, or not separate from; conjoint or combined.

A corespondent in a lawsuit is one who is joined as a defendant in the suit. A co-owner is a person who owns something in conjunction with another person. A co-administrator is one who jointly handles the management of property with one or more persons.

CO. A prefix or particle in the nature of an inseparable proposition, signifying with or in conjunction. Con and the Latin cum are equivalent, as, co-executors, co-obligor. It is also used as an abbreviation for company as, John Smith & Co.

Co. Litt. 126.

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As the carboxyhemoglobin level increased, the GSC value decreased (p<0.
65) in severe experimental hypoxia as well as between the levels of carboxyhemoglobin and TNF-[alpha] in the blood (r=0.
In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow[R] SET Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously required invasive procedures, including total hemoglobin (SpHb[R]), oxygen content (SpOC), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO[R]), methemoglobin (SpMet[R]), and Pleth Variability Index (PVI[R]), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI).
Over a 24-month study period, carboxyhemoglobin and creatinine clearance were measured every six months.
1975) Maximal aerobic capacity at different levels of carboxyhemoglobin.
The fingertip device uses light that is shined through the patient's nail bed to measure carboxyhemoglobin (blood poisoned by carbon monoxide) and methemoglobin (blood altered by other substances such as nitrogen dioxide).
The orders call for immediate administration of 100% high-flow oxygen (to be continued for at least 4 hours in patients with exposure) and for the use of venous blood gas sampling to determine carboxyhemoglobin values, even in asymptomatic patients.
In winter, consider carbon monoxide poisoning and test for carboxyhemoglobin.
Carboxyhemoglobin levels, a standard part of blood gas analysis at this institution, were readily available to the ED staff; therefore a venous blood gas (VBG) was obtained on patients identified by the standing orders.
CO reacts with hemoglobin in the blood to form carboxyhemoglobin, rendering hemoglobin incapable of transporting oxygen to tissues.