Computer Analysis of Automatically Recorded Oxygen Dissociation Curves

  • Bruce F. Cameron
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 191)


The physiologic function of the erythrocyte is the transport of oxygen from lungs to tissue. The chemistry of this process is represented by a non-linear functional relationship between oxygen tension and oxygen saturation of the contained hemoglobin. This curve is usually characterized by two parameters, P50 (the oxygen tension at half-saturation) and the Hill constant, n (a measure of sigmoidicity).


Oxygen Tension Chebyshev Polynomial Dissociation Curve Experimental Trace Dissociation Curve Analyzer 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce F. Cameron
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    • 2
  1. 1.Papanicolaou Cancer Research InstituteMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Division of Hematology, Dept. of MedicineUniversity of Miami School of MedicineUSA

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