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Chemical Component Summary

NameOXYGEN MOLECULE
Identifiersmolecular oxygen
FormulaO2
Molecular Weight32.00 g/mol
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESO=O
InChIInChI=1S/O2/c1-2
InChIKeyMYMOFIZGZYHOMD-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count2
Chiral Atom Count0
Chiral Atomsn/a
Bond Count1
Aromatic Bond Count0
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB09140 Different stereochemistry
NameOxygen
Groups
  • approved
  • vet_approved
DescriptionOxygen is a chemical element with symbol O and atomic number 8. Uptake of oxygen from the air is the essential purpose of respiration, so oxygen supplementation is used in medicine. Treatment not only increases oxygen levels in the patient's blood, but has the secondary effect of decreasing resistance to blood flow in many types of diseased lungs, easing work load on the heart. Oxygen therapy is used to treat emphysema, pneumonia, some heart disorders (congestive heart failure), some disorders that cause increased pulmonary artery pressure, and any disease that impairs the body's ability to take up and use gaseous oxygen.
Brand Names
  • Air
  • Air Compressed
  • Air Compressed Medical Air
  • Air USP
  • Air, Compressed
Route of administration
  • Cutaneous; Respiratory (inhalation)
  • Nasal
  • Nasal; Oral
  • Nasal; Respiratory (inhalation)
  • Rectal
Categories
  • Chalcogens
  • Elements
  • Gases
  • Inorganic Chemicals
  • Medical Gases
ATC-CodeV03AN01
CAS number7782-44-7