Transport of Gases in Human Bodily Fluids

Review Questions

Which of the following will NOT facilitate the transfer of oxygen to tissues?

  1. decreased body temperature
  2. decreased pH of the blood
  3. increased carbon dioxide
  4. increased exercise

Hint:

A

The majority of carbon dioxide in the blood is transported by ________.

  1. binding to hemoglobin
  2. dissolution in the blood
  3. conversion to bicarbonate
  4. binding to plasma proteins

Hint:

C

The majority of oxygen in the blood is transported by ________.

  1. dissolution in the blood
  2. being carried as bicarbonate ions
  3. binding to blood plasma
  4. binding to hemoglobin

Hint:

D