Oxygen dissociation curve

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Hb responds to low parital pressure of oxygen by dissociating

As tissues use up O2, Hb dissociate more

- S shape shows Hb responds to small decreases in )2 conc. in tissues by giving up alot of O2.


- when an O2 combines with haemoglobin

- Hb molecule is slightly distorted

- distortion makes…


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