Significance of variations in blood: breath partition coefficient of alcohol.

@article{Alobaidi1976SignificanceOV,
  title={Significance of variations in blood: breath partition coefficient of alcohol.},
  author={T A Alobaidi and David W Hill and John Barton Payne},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1976},
  volume={2 6050},
  pages={1479-81}
}
A helium-neon laser was used to measure the alcohol content of breath from six volunteers at regular intervals over up to four hours. The corresponding blood values were calculated with a blood : breath partition coefficient of 2100. When these values were compared with those obtained by direct measurement it was obvious that substantial variations occurred from one person to another in the derived values and that even in the same person the use of the partition coefficient of 2100 led to… CONTINUE READING