Solubility of inert gases in biological fluids and tissues: a review

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Title: Solubility of inert gases in biological fluids and tissues: a review
Author: Weathersby, PK; Homer, LD
Abstract: Data have been tabulated from more than 150 references on the solubility of inert gases in fluids and tissues of biological interest. Thirty-two gases have been studied in blood with measured solubility ranging from 0.005 to 16 ml of gas at 37 degrees C per ml of blood per ATA (Ostwald coefficient). For most gases, solubility in other tissues such as muscle or brain is between 60percent and 300percent of blood solubility. Measured solubilities in biological tissues do not correspond well to solubility in water and oil. Most gases decrease in solubility by 1percent-6percent for each degree C rise in temperature. The effect of pressure on solubility has not been well studied, and only crude estimates can be obtained by using methods of chemical thermodynamics. Human *Noble Gases/blood Organ Specificity Pressure Solubility Temperature
Description: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org )
URI: PMID: 6262972
http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/2892
Date: 1980

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  • Undersea Biomedical Research Journal
    The Undersea Baromedical Research journal was published by the Undersea Medical Society, Inc. (now the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society) quarterly from 1974 to 1992 when the name changed to the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal.

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