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Bohr effect

(bōr)

[Christian Bohr, Danish physiologist, 1855-1911]
The effect of an acid environment on hemoglobin; hydrogen ions alter the structure of hemoglobin and increase the release of oxygen. It is esp. important in active tissues producing carbon dioxide and lactic acid.

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