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alveolar gas equation

 

Definition: the equation defining the steady state relation of the alveolar oxygen pressure to the barometric pressure, inspired gas composition, alveolar carbon dioxide pressure, and respiratory exchange ratio; the equation is used in various forms depending on which simplifying assumptions are acceptable for different applications.

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