Describe the axes of the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve

 The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve

Before you begin namedropping this polysyllabic term to impress others, begin by explaining its dynamics and why understanding it is critical to grasping cardiopulmonary physiology

– Describe the axes of the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve. Where on the curve we typically load and offload hemoglobin, and how the curve shifts due to the presence of certain ions and conditions

– Briefly describe a condition in which oxygen saturation may be compromised.

  • Strategies employed to restore oxygen saturation

– Does oxygen saturation decline during a graded exercise test?

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