isohydric shift

noun
\ -ˈshift How to pronounce isohydric shift (audio) \

Medical Definition of isohydric shift

: the set of chemical reactions in a red blood cell by which oxygen is released to the tissues and carbon dioxide is taken up while the blood remains at constant pH

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“Isohydric shift.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/isohydric%20shift. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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