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More Co2 = less brains?

Jay Hanson j at qmail.com
Mon Feb 10 10:57:20 EST 1997


Patrick Juola wrote:
> 
> In article <Pine.SOL.3.94.970210105935.1242B-100000 at mol> Ralph Leonhardt <leo at neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
> >But as far as I know the critical parameter is CO2
> >concentration, since it binds tighter to the hemoglobin in the blood than
> >O2 and with higher external CO2 it does not dissociate as readily as it
> >does normally. For further information se any physiology textbook.
> 
> You're confusing the behavior of CO2 with the behavior of CO; CO2 doesn't
> displace oxygen from hemoglobin.

Hi Patrick,

Are you saying that the a higher CO2 level in a crowded room
does NOT cause drowsiness?

Jay



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