Gas Transport to the Periphery, Part 2
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Okay, continuing on from Wednesday's lecture , we resume the discussion of how CO2 is transported in the blood. Remember that CO2 is carried in the blood via three (3) mechanisms:
As I just mentioned, most of today's lecture focused on the role of Bicarbonate in the body. Bicarbonate is important for a number of reasons, most prominently the maintenance of blood pH homeostasis.
The remainder of today's lecture adressed other important factors in maintaining a homeostatic blood pH. Make certain you know:
Oh, and before the exam, I'd make darn sure that I knew how to find pH, HCO3- or PCO2 using the Henderson-Hasselbach Equation .
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