Anatomy and Physiology
Quiz 37: Gas Exchange & Transport
About 20% of the Carbon Dioxide That Is Carried in the Blood
About 20% of the carbon dioxide that is carried in the blood is carried on hemoglobin attached to the acid group of an amino acid.
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