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Primary Viva 3 (Physiology)

Created: 14/9/2004


1. Oxygen carriage

– How is oxygen carried in the blood?
– Draw a diagram showing the relationship between oxygen content and pO2.
– Re-label the following graph, which shows SaO2/pO2, and mark the significant points.
– What causes the slope of the graph to shift to the right/left?
– What causes movement of the venous point?

2. How does the body respond to an acute rise in blood pressure?

– Discuss this in further detail.

3. Describe in detail the endocrine component of the stress response to surgery.

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