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How do oxygen carbon-dioxide flow in the blood?
The are transported round attached to a molecule called haemoglobin, present in the red blood cells. The blood is then pumped round the body by the heart and Carbon Dioxide is replaced for Oxygen in the lungs and the converse in the body's capillaries.
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The Alveoli in the lungs is where the exchange of gasses occurs.
Carbon dioxide is either dissolved into the blood, or when blood flows through capilliaries, CO2 is diffused from tissues into it (:
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Blood contains a specific pigment called haemoglobin which can bind to both oxygen and carbon dioxide, although it has higher affinity for oxygen. Oxygen binds with haemoglobi…n to form oxyhaemoglobin while carbon dioxide forms carbaminoglobin. Both these complexes are able to dissolve in blood and hence can be circulated through the body.
Yes, oxygenated blood is not 100% oxygenized.
The primary function of the respiratory system is to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. Inhaled oxygen enters the lungs and reaches the alveoli. The layers of cells lining th…e alveoli and the surrounding capillaries are each only one cell thick and are in very close contact with each other. This barrier between air and blood averages about 1 micron ( 1 / 10,000 of a centimeter) in thickness. Oxygen passes quickly through this air-blood barrier into the blood in the capillaries. Similarly, carbon dioxide passes from the blood into the alveoli and is then exhaled. Oxygenated blood travels from the lungs through the pulmonary veins and into the left side of the heart, which pumps the blood to the rest of the body. Oxygen-deficient, carbon dioxide-rich blood returns to the right side of the heart through two large veins, the superior vena cava and the inferior vena cava. Then the blood is pumped through the pulmonary artery to the lungs, where it picks up oxygen and releases carbon dioxide
I'm not exactly sure what you're asking, so I'll answer this two ways. oxygen is used in our bodies at a cellular level. It is used and carbon dioxide is a byproduct of its f…unction. Oxygen is carried in the blood stream on your red blood cells on a transport car called hemoglobin. This allows for the oxygen to get to the cells that need it. When the carbon dioxide is produced, it is released into the blood stream. Our bodies know when there is more carbon dioxide because it is acidic in the blood, allowing for our body to increase our respirations and breathe off the carbon dioxide (co2)---for our bodies to do this, this of veins as walls of a house, and the walls keep in the CO2. On the outside of the house is the air, like our lungs, so a door needs to be opened to allow the CO2 to be transferred across. There are tiny little spaces between each cell we have, and the ones in the lungs allow for oxygen and carbon dioxide to cross (the doorways). When we're sick with a bad cough, with a chest infection, the doorways can be plugged with the mucous and cause problems with how the oxygen and c02 cross from the blood to the lungs, and the feeling that we cannot breath. (this on top of a few other things) Hope that made sense!
Trough Arteries & Veins. Oxygen rich blood leaves the heart in your arteries. When the oxygenated blood reaches its destination it is exchanged in vessels, called capillaries,… for other gas, nutrients, and waste which is then transported back to the heart/lungs to be oxygenated once again.
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Oxygen binds (oxygenation) to metalloproteins (like hemoglobin in mammals) in erythrocytes (red blood cells). When the oxygenated metalloprotein reaches a tissue, the environm…ent (low pH, high CO2 partial pressure, etc.) triggers the O2 unloading and CO2 loading. The O2 is then taken up into the tissue.
Blood that flows into the right atrium is returning from the body and is deoxygenated. This means that it contains less oxygen and mostly carbon dioxide..
oxygen is carried by the red blood cells, but carbon dioxide is separated from the air you breathe in the lungs, then exhaled.
Why was blood flowing to the lungs full of carbon dioxide and will flow to other parts of the body full of oxygen?
The lungs supply the blood with oxygen for other parts of the body so they can operate and produce ATP. Your lungs breath out the co2, which is one of the products of cell res…piration.
When we inhale, the blood in the capillaries in our lungs will getthe oxygen (the blood will be oxygenated) and it will go to theheart, first in the left atrium,mitral valve,l…eft ventricle and tothe aortic valve that will transport it to the different parts ofbody. Then, when the blood is deoxygenated, it will go to theinferior vena cava, right atrium,tricuspid valve,right ventricle,and pulmonary veins and the deoxygenated blood will go to thecapillaries in our lungs and transport the carbon dioxide to thealveoli and we exhale it.
Oxygen in & carbon dioxide out. The change occurs within thecells and blood carries the gasses between the lungs and the cells.
Blood flows in a circle from lungs to tissues and back. At thelungs O2 gets into the blood and CO2 gets out - at the tissues O2leaves the blood and CO2 enters.