Why is oxygen saturation important?

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Jul 24, 2015

Oxygen saturation is a measure of dissolve oxygen in water.


Oxygen saturation is used in both medicine and environmental science.

Oxygen saturation is used to monitor the amount of oxygen red blood cells are carrying into the body. A healthy body shows red blood cells which are saturated with oxygen.

A heart condition that prevents red blood cells, especially hypoxemia and cyanosis makes the saturation in blood lower, and calls for medical attention.

In an aquatic environment, saturated oxygen in the water allows aquatic plants to carry out photosynthesis underwater. It is important to ensure sustainability of a particular ecosystem.