Variability of PCO2 Breath-by-Breath in Normal Man

  • Christopher B. Wolff
  • Durumee Hong
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 540)


Ventilation is finely adjusted in relation to the metabolic needs of the body, with alveolar (and arterial) gas pressures maintained steady at rest and in submaximal exercise. Constancy of the mean alveolar PCO2 has been known for at least 80 years.1


Carotid Body Submaximal Exercise Near Detector Coupler Unit Royal London Hospital 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher B. Wolff
    • 1
  • Durumee Hong
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied PhysiologySherrington SchoolLondonUK
  2. 2.The Academic Department of Sports MedicineThe Royal London HospitalLondonUK

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