PMID: 18767May 1, 1977

Oxygen affinity of duck blood determined by in vivo and in vitro technique

Respiration Physiology
J P HolleP Scheid


Half saturation partial pressure of O2,P50, was determined in domestic Muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata) both by in vivo and in vitro techniques. For in vivo determination, blood samples were drawn from the anesthetized, artificially ventilated animals and analyzed both for O2 content, Co2, and O2 partial pressure, Po2. O2 capacity was detemined in arterial samples during hyperoxic ventilation (arterial Po2 about 180 torr). P50 was calculated from measurements in venous blood samples (O2 saturation near 50%). For in vitro determinations, Co2 was measured in blood samples equilibrated with Po2 close to P50. No significant difference was found between P50 values determined by both techniques. At 41 C and pH 7.50, P50 averaged 41.7 torr when analyzed by in vivo technique and 41.4 torr when determined in vitro. The variability between animals was less than 1 torr (SD) and could be explained by the experimental error. The partially discordant literature data on P50 of duck blood are reviewed and critically discussed.


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