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What will increase the partial pressure of oxygen in lung alveoli?

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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: O2/ventilation/diet

Partial pressure of oxygen in alveoli is can be calculated using the alveolar gas equation.
Oxygen level increases if there is a higher atmospheric pressure (hyperbaric chamber), higher inspired concentration of oxygen (using supplemental oxygen from a tank), lower co2 in lungs by breathing faster and deeper, raising respiratory quotient by eating more carbs, less fat.

In brief: O2/ventilation/diet

Partial pressure of oxygen in alveoli is can be calculated using the alveolar gas equation.
Oxygen level increases if there is a higher atmospheric pressure (hyperbaric chamber), higher inspired concentration of oxygen (using supplemental oxygen from a tank), lower co2 in lungs by breathing faster and deeper, raising respiratory quotient by eating more carbs, less fat.
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