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Textbook Problem

Case 2

Which factor in Fick's law confirmed why the patient's oxygenation status was chronically low in this case?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The factor in Fick’s law that confirms why the patient’s oxygenation status was chronically low in this case.”

Introduction:

In the given case, a patient with alveolar fibrosis and thickening was admitted to the hospital. It was observed that the patient was anxious and agitated. The X-ray of the chest of the patient showed increased alveolar density, which was caused by the lung fibrosis.

Please refer to Clinical Application Case-2 for further information.

Explanation

The diffusion of gases across membranes takes place according to Fick’s law. This law states that the rate of diffusion is directly proportional to the area of tissue, pressure difference across the sheet or membrane, and diffusion constant. This rate is also indirectly proportional to the thickness of the membrane of tissue...

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