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Bohr Equation

Created: 22/3/2007
Updated: 22/3/2007
 
The Bohr equation is used to derive physiological dead space. 

It may be calculated using the results from an arterial blood gas and End tidal CO2

Refer to a respiratory physiology text book for an exlanation of how to derive the equation (A-Z of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care).


VD       =      PaCO2 – PETCO
VT                      PaCO2 


VD    =    Dead space 

VT    =    Tidal volume

PaCO2    =    Arterial CO2
    
PETCO2    =    End tidal CO2
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