Ventilation-perfusion mismatch, ideal alveolar oxygen equation

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Department
Biomedical Science
Course
BMS 420
Professor
Charles Miller
Semester
Fall

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12 November Because capillary P COfails to reach alveolarCO , the uptake of CO is diffusion limited Ventilation-perfusion mismatch – major cause of hypoxia Anatomical shunt – second cause Hypoventilation – third Diffusion block – fourth Ideal alveolar oxygen equation P ACO2 P AO2= PIO2- R
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