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Haldane effect

Alternative eponyms

  • Haldaneā€™s test for carbon oxyde in the blood

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The capacity of the blood for transporting C02 depends on the oxygen saturation of the haemoglobin.

Description

The capacity of the blood for transporting C02 depends on the oxygen saturation of the haemoglobin. The more desoxygenized the blood, the more carbondioxyd it can transport/absorb at a given CO2 tension, while the capacity dicreases with increasing oxygenizing.

Bibliography

J. Haldane:
The action of carbonic oxide on man
The Journal of Physiology, Cambridge, 1895, 18: 430-462.

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