The effect of temperature on cutaneous CO2, loss and conductance in the bullfrog.

@article{Mackenzie1978TheEO,
  title={The effect of temperature on cutaneous CO2, loss and conductance in the bullfrog.},
  author={John A. Mackenzie and Donald S. Jackson},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  year={1978},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={313-23}
}
Cutaneous and pulmonary CO2 loss were measured simultaneously in bullfrogs, Rana catesbeiana, at either 10, 20 or 30 degrees C. Arterial blood samples were taken in each experiment and analysed for [H+] and total plasma [CO2]. These values were used to calculate Pa(CO2) by means of the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation. Both [H+] and Pa(CO2) increased with temperature as previously observed. Skin CO2 loss was measured using a titration method. (At 30 degrees C it was necessary to add calcium… CONTINUE READING