Tissue PO2 in the Cat Carotid Body and Related Functions

  • W. J. Whalen
  • P. Nair
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 78)


The mechanism by which chemoreceptors sense changes in arterial oxygen and carbon dioxide remains a mystery (Biscoe1, Butler2, Howe3, Whalen4). In an effort to shed some light on this question we have measured tissue PO2 (TPO2) Polarographieally in the carotid body under a variety of conditions.


Carotid Body Disappearance Curve Arterial Chemoreceptor Body Oxygen Consumption Oxygen Tension Measurement 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Whalen
    • 1
  • P. Nair
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Vincent Charity HospitalClevelandUSA

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