Calculating CO2 Partial Pressure Fields Within the Upper Skin (Capillary Loop Model)
In addition to the measurement of transcutaneous Po2 electrodes to registrate transcutaneously arterial Pco2 have been introduced (see Huch et al, 1973). However, to our knowledge there is no theoretical analysis available investigating the CO2 exchange through the skin under this point of view. Since CO2 exchange obeys the same laws of diffusion as O2 exchange, we used our capillary loop model (Grossmann et al, 1981), which has been developed to analyze the O2 supply of the upper skin, to examine the CO2 exchange processes within the upper part of the skin.
KeywordsArterial Inflow Viable Part Blood Flow Figure Diagonal Cross Section Shunt Diffusion
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