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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 350 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GROUP IX. Oxygen.—When pure oxygen is inhaled the only effect is a slight increase of the amount of the gas in the blood, but this has no particular physiological effect. The pharmacological action of hydrogen peroxide (H202), potassium permanganate, powdered charcoal and some other oxidizing agents depends on the readiness with which they give up oxygen.
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