Oxygen transport—the oxygen delivery controversy

  title={Oxygen transport—the oxygen delivery controversy},
  author={J K Vincent and Daniel P. De Backer},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Most cellular activities require energy in the form of oxygen, primarily obtained from the degradation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and other high-energy compounds. Oxygen must be present in sufficient amounts in the mitochondria to maintain effective concentrations of ATP in the electron transport system. Cells have to perform a series of activities essential for survival, including membrane transport, growth, cellular repair and maintenance processes. In addition, cells often have… CONTINUE READING


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