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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.


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

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