Chapter 21. The Oxygenation of Blood

  1. J. E. Cotes DM, DSc (Oxon), FRCP, FFOM, Dhc Visitor Reader in Respiratory Physiology External Scientific Staff of Medical Research Council Honorary Consultant in Clinical Respiratory Physiology1,
  2. D. J. Chinn BSc, PhD, MSc (Public Health) Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology2,† and
  3. M. R. Miller BSc, MD, FRCP Consultant Respiratory Physician3

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch21

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Cotes, J. E., Chinn, D. J. and Miller, M. R. (2006) The Oxygenation of Blood, in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch21

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Department of Physiological Sciences, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Primary and Community Care, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK

  3. 3

    University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

  1. Senior Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064939

Online ISBN: 9781444312829

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Keywords:

  • oxygenation of blood;
  • capacity of blood for oxygen;
  • transfer of oxygen across the alveolar capillary membrane;
  • measurement of transfer factor for oxygen (Tl,O2);
  • respiratory determinants of arterial oxygen tension and saturation;
  • investigation of hypoxaemia, including use of models;
  • two-compartment model of normal gas exchange

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • Capacity of blood for oxygen

  • Transfer of oxygen across the alveolar capillary membrane

  • Measurement of transfer factor for oxygen (Tl,O2)

  • Respiratory determinants of arterial oxygen tension and saturation: some worked examples

  • Investigation of hypoxaemia, including use of models

  • References

  • Further reading