A 40-year-old member asked:
If red blood cells carry oxygen, do they also carry carbon dioxide?
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Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
To some degree: • While O2 is transported via the Hgb of the RBC, carbon dioxide is more soluble in blood than oxygen. About 5 % of carbon dioxide is transported unchanged, simply dissolved in the plasma. Carbon dioxide additionally does combines reversibly with haemoglobin to form carbamino haemoglobin. About 10 % of carbon dioxide is transported bound to haemoglobin and plasma proteins.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
When blood cells carry oxygen to the cells and remove carbon dioxide?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Hemoglobin carries oxygen to the tissues and brings carbon dioxide to the lungs to be exhaled.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What part of red blood cells carries oxygen?
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Pathology 44 years experience
Hemoglobin: That's the major component of the cell itself
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