A decrease in the amount of oxygen associated with hemoglobin and other respiratory compounds in response to a lowered blood pH resulting from an increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood.
- The Bohr effect cannot explain the excess demand for oxygen by muscle during heavy exercise.
- This was thought to be caused by the immediate nature of the Bohr effect.
- This leads to a release of O2 to the peripheral tissues, a phenomenon termed the Bohr effect.
Named for Danish physiologist Christian Bohr (1855–1911).
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