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How does your baby use oxygen?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: OXYGEN for ENERGY

Biochemically, oxygen (o2) is required for energy production for every living cell.
Oxygen is transported by the blood bound to hemoglobin (red pigment in red cells). Oxygen is then delivered to the cells via simple diffusion. Oxygen is taken up by the mitochondria of the cells where oxidation and phosporylation are coupled to make atp (energy molecule). Oxygen converted to h20 in process.

In brief: OXYGEN for ENERGY

Biochemically, oxygen (o2) is required for energy production for every living cell.
Oxygen is transported by the blood bound to hemoglobin (red pigment in red cells). Oxygen is then delivered to the cells via simple diffusion. Oxygen is taken up by the mitochondria of the cells where oxidation and phosporylation are coupled to make atp (energy molecule). Oxygen converted to h20 in process.
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