Skip to Content

Bohr effect

Pronunciation: bor

Definition: the influence exerted by carbon dioxide on the oxygen dissociation curve of blood, the curve is shifted to the right, which means an apparent reduction in the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen.

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.