What Causes Oxygen To Move From The Red Blood Cells To The Rest Of The Body?


how does blood transports oxygen throughout the body?

The red blood cells have a special oxygen transport molecule called hemoglobin. It has an iron atom in the middle of it that binds to the oxygen very loosely in the lungs where oxygen is plentiful. Then, when the red blood cell reaches tissue that has a low oxygen concentration, the loosely bound oxygen dissociates from the hemoglobin, ready to be used by the cells in the body.

The right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs where the oxygen is picked up. Then the blood goes back to the left side of the heart to be pumped out to the rest of the body so the oxygen can be delivered.

what is meant by oxygenated blood?

Oxygenated blood refers to a high saturation of oxygen in the haemoglobin of red blood cells at high PO2 (partial pressure of oxygen) to form oxyhaemoglobin, this is usually at the capillaries that run adjacent to the alveoli.

As this blood is pumped by the heart to the rest of the body, the oxygen carried in the red blood cells can be utilized by respiring tissue that are at lower PO2 as the rbc gives up the oxygen more readily. (bohr shift)

how are oxygen molecules distributed into the blood stream and the brain?

how does oxygen make into there?

well...oxygen gets into our body through our nose...from there it goes to the lungs...and as there are a lot of blood vessels there..oxygen is carried along by some small red cells found in the blood to all the organs in our body...including our brain...when they get to the brain cells an exchange takes place...that is...the red cells give oxygen and instead they receive carbon dioxide..blood carries the red cells back to the lungs...where another exchange takes place and so on....

what is blood made out of and what does it do?

functions? does blood transport hormones to the body or what? why is it important to the circuatory and respiratory system, is it because it carreys oxygen or what?

Blood is made up of red blood cells and plasma. Red blood cells are important for oxygen transportation from the lungs to the rest of your body, as well as carbon dioxide transportation from your tissues to your lungs which you then breath out. It binds oxygen near the lungs with the hemoglobin in red blood cells and releases the bound oxygen in the tissues (by diffusion) while taking up carbon dioxide which it then transports and releases ito the lungs (also by diffusion).

Blood cells do not transport hormones, but blood itself does. It transports endocrine hormones such as adrenaline to various parts of the body. This is done by the hormone binding to a carrier protein and riding it to the target tissue.

How do cells obtain oxygen?

Okay, so im studying for my science exam on friday and this was one of the questions It also says: Which system allows oxygen to reach the cells? What carries the oxygen? Which blood bessels(and specialised cells) carry oxygen to the cells? The process for which the cells need oxygen(including a word equation)? What happens after the oxygen is delivered to the cells? I dont expect the answers for all of them,but if you can its much appreciated:) Thanks ~Steph,x

When we breathe in oxygen the lungs moisten and filter it and then channel it to the alveoli where the gases are able to enter the blood through small capillaries. Haemoglobin binds up most of the oxygen in Red Blood Cells to carry it throughout the body and deliver it to the cells that need it.

The RBCs are able to travel to the smallest capillaries to deliver oxygen,when the blood reaches the part of the body where oxygen levels are low,the haemoglobin releases the oxygen and then the oxygen may pass to the liquid part of the blood called serum from where at can enter the cells.

This process occurs because of the close proximity of the erythrocytes to other cells which allows them to attract and also because the association between the haemoglobin and the oxygen is similar to a very weak magnet allowing the haemoglobin to easily release the oxygen molecules as they come in contact with other cells.



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