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CARBON DIOXIDE TRANSPORT

There are 3 ways in which carbon dioxide is transported in the blood:

1. DISSOLVED CO2

2. BOUND TO HAEMOGLOBIN AND PLASMA PROTEINS

3. BICARBONATE IONS (HCO3- )

      C.A.          
CO2 + H20 H2CO3 HCO3- + H+

 

This diagram shows the situation in the tissue capillaries

 

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Online Biology Book
(taken from Life: The Science of Biology). Permission granted by Linda Vanden Dolder,
Permissions Co-ordinator, Sinauer Associates.

Undergraduates click here for more information on the buffering effect of haemoglobin.

Undergraduates click here for more information on the chloride shift.

Image reproduced from
Online Biology Book
(taken from Life: The Science of Biology).Permission granted by Linda Vanden Dolder,
Permissions Co-ordinator, Sinauer Associates.

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