The Interdependence of Respiratory Gas Values and pH as a Function of Base Excess in Human Blood at 37°C

  • Jürgen Grote
  • Gerhard Thews
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 37 A)


The accurate estimation of the transport function of human blood for respiratory gases as well as the respiratory gas exchange in human body requires detailed knowledge of the respiratory gas partial pressures and the acid-base status in the blood. Because there is an interdependence between the different respiratory gas parameters described as Bohr and Haldane effect (3,4), it is possible to obtain a general picture of the whole transport system, if these interrelations are known.


Human Blood Oxygen Transport Transport Function Base Excess Oxygen Dissociation Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Grote
    • 1
  • Gerhard Thews
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysiologyUniversity of MainzGermany

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