Ground Rules of Gas Exchange

  • Henry D. Prange


Gas exchange is the fundamental process of respiration. I include any movement of respiratory gases anywhere between the environment and the membranes of the mitochondria in the definition. For the purposes of this text, the terms respiration and gas exchange are synonymous. Although I will deal almost exclusively with the gas exchange of mammals and, within that group, primarily with humans, the principles and concepts I discuss pertain just as well to the other species.


Partial Pressure Bulk Flow Ground Rule Solubility Coefficient Partial Pressure Difference 
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© Chapman & Hall 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry D. Prange
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  1. 1.Medical Sciences Program at Indiana University in BloomingtonUSA

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