Relationship between haemoglobin O2 affinity and the ventilatory response to hypoxia in the Rhea and pheasant.

@article{Boggs1983RelationshipBH,
  title={Relationship between haemoglobin O2 affinity and the ventilatory response to hypoxia in the Rhea and pheasant.},
  author={Dona F. Boggs and Geoffrey F. Birchard},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1983},
  volume={102},
  pages={347-52}
}
The ventilatory response to hypoxia appears to be controlled largely by carotid body chemoreceptors in birds, as it is in mammals, and the stimulus to these chemoreceptors is probably the partial pressure of oxygen in the arterial blood (Bouverot, 1978; Bouverot, Douguet & Sebert, 1979). There are, however, interspecific differences in the threshold… CONTINUE READING