The respiratory system in varanid lizards: determinants of O(2) transfer.

  title={The respiratory system in varanid lizards: determinants of O(2) transfer.},
  author={Peter B. Frappell and Timothy John Schultz and Keith A Christian},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  volume={133 2},
Varanids in general exhibit greater aerobic capacities than other lizards. In a similar approach to the extensive investigations undertaken in mammals, the respiratory system in varanids is examined in terms of oxygen transfer from the air to the blood during rest and sustained locomotory activity. The parameters controlling the transfer of O(2) through the various steps of the respiratory system are appropriate to meet the maximum demands for oxygen with one possible exception, circulatory… CONTINUE READING
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