GAS TRANSPORT & CONTROL OF RESPIRATION. GAS TRANSPORT. Blood transports Oxygen and Carbon dioxide between lungs and the tissues of the body These gases are transported in different states Dissolved in plasma Chemically combined with hemoglobin Converted to a different molecule.
GAS TRANSPORT &CONTROL OF RESPIRATION
Due to low solubility, only 1.5 % of oxygen is dissolved in plasma
98.5 % of oxygen combines with hemoglobin
Acting together or individually, these conditions lead to a decrease in Hemoglobin’s activity for Oxygen, releasing more Oxygen to the tissues (muscles)
That’s exactly why sportsmen (real football players for instance- wrongfully called “soccer players” here) train in the mountainsTo improve physical performance !
For all other inquiries, please refer back to the BOHR Effect.
Increased rate and depth of breathing if
Low pp. O2
High pp. CO2
Low pH, High [H+]
High 2,3 DPGA
High metabolic requirements
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Decreased rate and depth of breathing if
High pp O2
Low pp CO2
High pH, Low [H+]
Low 2,3 DPGA
Low metabolic requirements
Shift to the LEFT