Blood acid-base state at a variable temperature. A graphical representation.

@article{Malan1977BloodAS,
  title={Blood acid-base state at a variable temperature. A graphical representation.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Malan},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  year={1977},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={259-75}
}
When blood temperature is changed in closed system ('anaerobic') conditions, plasma pH and PCO2 vary but no titration by external CO2, acid or alkaline equivalents takes place. It is therefore assumed that the overall acid-base state undergoes no fundamental change. This is further justified by the constancy of osmotic relationships between plasma and red cells, and to a lesser extent of relative alkalinity and protein alpha imidazole (Reeves, 1972, 1976a, b). These considerations serve as a… CONTINUE READING

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