Oxygen Consumption and Oxygen Extraction of the Feline Liver under Different Types of Induced Hypoxia

  • Joachim Lutz
  • Hans-Gerd Schulze
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 92)


Under normal blood flow extraction of O2 by the liver is less than 40% of the oxygen supplied. This ratio of consumed to supplied O2 increases drastically when O2 supply diminishes with blood flow. For instance an O2 extraction greater than 95% is reached during relative ischaemia (Lutz et al, 1975). The experiments reported below were performed to test the mechanism of this extremely high O2 extraction, which is seen otherwise only in the coronary circulation.


Oxygen Extraction Venous Outflow Haemoglobin Content Urate Oxidase Extraction Curve 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Lutz
    • 1
  • Hans-Gerd Schulze
    • 1
  1. 1.Physiologisches Institut der UniversitatWürzburgDeutschland

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