Asked Oct 30, 2019

Do normal breathing conditions increase or decrease COconcentration?


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Carbon dioxide (CO2) reacts with water to form carbonic acid. Increase in CO2 concentration results decrease in blood pH, resulting hemoglobin protein releasing their oxygen load. While decrease in CO2 results an increase in blood pH, which results hemoglobin picking more oxygen.

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In several pathological or physiological state, body can produce excess amount of CO2, resulting in Hypercapnia (abnormally elevated CO2 level in blood) under anesthesia. Fever results in a hypermetabolic state and increase the CO2 p...

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