Alveolar-capillary gas transfer in lungs: development of concepts and current state.

  • Johannes Piiper
  • Published 1994 in Advances in experimental medicine and biology


Progress in research on pulmonary gas exchange, with special reference to the contribution of Gerhard Thews and associates, is reviewed. In particular, the following aspects are considered. (1) Oxygen transfer kinetics of red blood cells. Recent measurements, particularly on red blood cells in thin blood films, yield more rapid equilibration kinetics than… (More)


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