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ISBN: 9781285869759
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5-88 (Chemical Connections 5B) In carbon monoxide poisoning, the hemoglobin is incapable of transporting oxygen to the tissues. How does the oxygen get delivered to the cells when a patient is put into a hyperbaric chamber?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

When the patients are in the hyperbaric chamber how the oxygen gets delivered to the cells should be discussed.

Concept Introduction:

When the atmosphere contains excess carbon monoxide which is an odourless and tasteless gas our body inhales it instead of oxygen that can lead to serious damages of tissues and even causes death.

Explanation

Given information:

When the carbon monoxide is poisoned the hemoglobin is incapable of transporting oxygen to the tissues.

The air in the atmosphere has 21 percent of oxygen. The cells of the tissues demand more oxygen by the delivery of the required oxygen. The remedy of this situation is that the oxygen percentage is increased in the atmosphere for the patients.

At the same time it also is not enough to breathe pure oxygen which is hundred percent. When the carbon monoxide in the air is poisoned the hemoglobin binds carbon dioxide and does not carry oxygen to blood in the tissues from the lungs. So this makes the tissues crave for more oxygen otherwise the patient will die. The oxygen gets dissolved in the plasma so that tissues gets more oxygen without the help from hemoglobin that has been poisoned...

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