alveolar gas equation


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al·ve·o·lar gas e·qua·tion

the equation defining the steady state relation of the alveolar oxygen pressure to the barometric pressure, inspired gas composition, alveolar carbon dioxide pressure, and respiratory exchange ratio; the equation is used in various forms depending on which simplifying assumptions are acceptable for different applications.
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2] by rearranging the alveolar gas equation (5) assuming that: [F.
2] was calculated by rearrangement of the alveolar gas equation (Figure 2) (7,8).
Instead, we take advantage of the alveolar gas equation and other physiologic principles and improve the patient's condition.
First, as per the alveolar gas equation above, when an individual hyperventilates, PAO2 increases.
2]) were calculated from alveolar gas equations [16]: PA[CO.