Effects of SO2 and pH on Blood-Gas Partition Coefficients of Inert Gases
A potential effect of saturation of hemoglobin with O2 (SO2) as well as of pH in the blood on blood-gas partition coefficients (λ = blood/gas concentration ratio in equilibrium) for certain inert gases has been postulated by several authors (Steen, 1963; Robertson et al., 1986). Since such variation in X might affect inert gas exchange in the lung, the present study systematically reinvestigated SO2 and pH dependence of λ using human blood.
KeywordsInterstitial Lung Disease Mixed Venous Blood Lung Unit Pulmonary Capillary Blood Isotonic Buffer Solution
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