Factors influencing oxygen availability.

  title={Factors influencing oxygen availability.},
  author={Iain McAllan Ledingham},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Pathology},
  pages={1 - 6}
  • I. Ledingham
  • Published 1977
  • Biology
  • Journal of Clinical Pathology
This review gives an account of some of the factors affecting the transport of oxygen from the lungs until its final discharge in the tissues. The sequence of physiological and metabolic processes to be described may be considered collectively as the 'coarse adjustment' of oxygen transport. The 'fine adjustment' will be discussed in the succeeding chapter which surveys the local factors influencing distribution of oxygen from the microcirculation. Three terms which will doubtless be used more… 

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