The physiology of Carbon Monoxide



J. M. Patrick , M. Mukhtar

Department of Physiology, Faculty of medicine, Al-Fateh University

LJMR Vol 1 No.1 2002 :4-15


Carbon monoxide (CO) holds a particular fascination for physiologists. Although it is normally present in extremely small, fractional concentrations in respired airs, its properties and functions enable it to exert a profound influence on many physiological processes. Further more, the story of its elucidation involves some of the great names in the history of twentieth — century physiology: notably the Haldanes, Douglas, and Roughton

Keywords: The physiology of Carbon Monoxide