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FIGURE 15-1 Oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve for whole blood. The relationship between Po2 and hemoglobin (Hb) saturation is shown. The P50, or the Po2 resulting in 50% saturation, is indicated as well. An increase in temperature or a decrease in pH (as in working muscle) shifts this relationship to the right, reducing the hemoglobin saturation at the same Po2 and thus aiding in the delivery of oxygen to the tissues.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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