Bohr effect

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\ ˈbȯr- How to pronounce Bohr effect (audio) \

Definition of Bohr effect

: the decrease in the oxygen affinity of a respiratory pigment (such as hemoglobin) in response to decreased blood pH resulting from increased carbon dioxide concentration in the blood

First Known Use of Bohr effect

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bohr effect

Christian Bohr †1911 Danish physiologist

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“Bohr effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bohr%20effect. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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Bohr effect

noun
\ ˈbō(ə)r-, ˈbȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce Bohr effect (audio) \

Medical Definition of Bohr effect

: the decrease in oxygen affinity of a respiratory pigment (as hemoglobin or hemocyanin) in response to decreased blood pH resulting from increased carbon dioxide concentration

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