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Carbon Monoxide Toxicity

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Gas Exchange

  1. Ronald F. Coburn,
  2. Henry Jay Forman

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030421

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Coburn, R. F. and Forman, H. J. 2011. Carbon Monoxide Toxicity. Comprehensive Physiology. 439–456.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011


The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Body CO Stores
    • 1.1
    • 1.2
      Carbon Monoxide Exchanges Between Lung and Body Stores and Processes That Determine HbCO and Body CO Stores
    • 1.3
      Endogenous CO Production
    • 1.4
      Carbon Monoxide Metabolism as a CO Sink
  • 2
    Carbon Monoxide Binding to Proteins Found in Mammalian Tissues
    • 2.1
      Structure and Reactivity of CO
    • 2.2
      Carbon Monoxide and O2 Competition
    • 2.3
      Carbon Monoxide Binding to Hb
    • 2.4
      Effects of CO Binding to Hb on Oxygenation in Peripheral Tissues
    • 2.5
      Extravascular CO-Binding Proteins