Biomedical Engineering 403
Diffusion: The Gases across the Blood-Gas Barrier
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This is what happened in class today (9-8-97).
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of this is in outline format with hypertext, so if you want to review the
specifics, or if you have any questions on a specific topic, click the
hypertext for that topic.
The theme of today's lecture is:
How gas gets from the lungs into the blood!
So we'll be dealing with topics such as
Fick's law, diffusion rates, and properties of gases that influence the
rate at which they'll jump through the membranes of the lungs into that
swimming pool we call the bloodstream.
And that's it for today!
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