Physiological Basis of Definitions Relating to Oxygen Transport in Blood

  • Berend Oeseburg
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 388)


Recently, the literature has been burdened with a futile discussion concerning which quantities are the most appropriate for being displayed by a CO-oximeter. The introduction of the first CO-oximeter by IL®, displaying fractional concentrations started all this. Since CO-oximeters are replacing the traditional VanSlyke determination as gold standard for quantities pertaining to oxygen transport the definitions of these variables have to be reconsidered.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Berend Oeseburg
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology Faculty of Medical SciencesUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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