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What is the respiratory quotient and how does it affect pulmonary function?
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Dr. Srinivas Mummadi
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Not related
Respiratory quotient is a number derived from the equation - amount of carbon dioxide produced divided by amount of oxygen consumed.
It is used in some equations to calculate basal metabolic rate and is helpful in pulmonary exercise testing . As such it does not affect an individual's lung function in any manner. Some patients with COPD during hospitalization are put on a low carbohydrate diet.

In brief: Not related
Respiratory quotient is a number derived from the equation - amount of carbon dioxide produced divided by amount of oxygen consumed.
It is used in some equations to calculate basal metabolic rate and is helpful in pulmonary exercise testing . As such it does not affect an individual's lung function in any manner. Some patients with COPD during hospitalization are put on a low carbohydrate diet.
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