Effect of reducing anatomic dead space on arterial PCO2 during CO2 inhalation.

Abstract

Carotid body-denervated (CBD) ponies have a less than normal increase in arterial PCO2 (PaCO2) when inspired CO2 (PICO2) is increased, even when pulmonary ventilation (VE) and breathing frequency (f) are normal. We studied six tracheostomized ponies to determine whether this change 1) might be due to increased alveolar ventilation (VA) secondary to a… (More)

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