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Oxygen Delivery and Consumption

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

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Description:

Oxygen delivery depends on the amount of blood flow and the oxygen content of that blood. Oxygen release to the tissues is a function of the capillary-tissue oxygen gradient and the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen. Oxygen consumption by tissue is the difference between oxygen delivery in the arterial system and oxygen return in the venous system.

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