Figure 401

Uptake of oxygen by the pulmonary capillary blood. (The curve In this figure was constructed from data In MIlhorn HT Jr, Pulley PE Jr: A theoretical study of pulmonary capillary gas exchange and venous admixture. Biophys J 8:337, 1968.)

the bottom of the figure, the curve shows the rapid rise in blood Po2 as the blood passes through the capillary; the blood Po2 rises almost to that of the alveolar air by the time the blood has moved a third of the distance through the capillary, becoming almost 104 mm Hg.

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