Sunday, May 17, 2015

Q: In Oxygen-Hemoglobin dissociation curve, Left shift means high O2 affinity for Hb and Right shift means low O2 affinity for Hb. Which factors may cause Right shift in O2-Hb curve?

Answer: The causes of shift to right can be remembered using the mnemonic, 

"CADET, face Right!"

  • CO2,
  • Acidosis,
  • 2,3-DPG,
  • Exercise and
  • Temperature

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