Gender and pulmonary gas exchange during exercise.

  title={Gender and pulmonary gas exchange during exercise.},
  author={Susan R. Hopkins and C A Harms},
  journal={Exercise and sport sciences reviews},
  volume={32 2},
Relative to body size, women have a lower diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide, smaller airway diameter, and smaller lung volumes than men. The effect that these differences have on gas exchange during exercise is incompletely understood. Women may have a larger alveolar-arterial PO(2) difference that may be compensated for, in part, by increased alveolar ventilation. 

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