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Ch. 1 - Introduction to Physiology
Ch. 2 - Molecules and Molecular Interactions
Ch. 3 - Cells and Tissues
Ch. 4 - Cell Metabolism: Bioenergetics, Enzymes, and Respiration
Ch. 5 - Membrane Dynamics
Ch. 6 - Cell Communication
Ch. 7 - Integumentary System
Ch. 8 - Bone and Cartilage
Ch. 9 - Skeletal System
Ch. 10 - Joints
Ch. 11 - Muscles
Ch. 12 - The Nervous System I: Neurons and Neuronal Networks
Ch. 13 - The Nervous System II: The Central Nervous System
Ch. 14 - The Autonomic Nervous System
Ch. 15 - Sensory Physiology
Ch. 16 - The Endocrine System
Ch. 17 - Cardiovascular Physiology I: The Heart
Ch. 18 - Cardiovascular Physiology II: Blood, Blood Vessels, Circulation, and Exchange
Ch. 19 - The Urinary System
Ch. 20 - Respiratory Physiology
Ch. 21 - Acid-Base Balance-- Controlling Blood pH
Ch. 22 - Introduction to the Immune System
Ch. 23 The Lymphatic System
Ch. 23 - The Digestive System
Ch. 24 - Regulation of Metabolism and Energy Balance
Ch. 25 - Human Sexual Reproduction and Development

Concept #1: Mechanisms of CO2 Transport

Concept #2: Formation of Bicarb. in Plasma and RBCs

Concept #3: The Chloride Shift

Practice: A 6-year-old boy gets very angry at his parents because he is only allowed to have four Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups after dinner (he wants six—one for each year of his life). In protest, he threatens to hold his breath until he passes out. He starts to hold his breath, causing CO2 to accumulate in his bloodstream. Which of the following forms of CO2 will accumulate to the highest levels in his blood?

Practice: In which type of blood vessel is [Cl- ]plasma lowest?