O2 Uptake and Release by Red Cells Through Plasma Layer and Capillary Wall
The O2 transport system of air-breathing animals includes two (in lung and tissue capillaries) diffusion-reaction components connected by the convective mixing of blood circulation. In the lung, the overall diffusion process is separable into two gross components: 1) through the alveolar-capillary membrane and plasma, and 2) through the red cell. Almost all the studies of the simultaneous diffusion and chemical reaction components have dealt only with the rate of O2 exchange between red cells and surrounding plasma or with overall measures of the process, such as diffusing capacity of the lung.
KeywordsCover Glass Plasma Layer Oscilloscope Trace Desaturation Process Polyvinyl Formal
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