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Fish Physiol Biochem. 1987 Jul;4(1):1-4. doi: 10.1007/BF02073860.

The solubility of oxygen in physiological salines.

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Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, V5A 1S6, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Abstract

The oxygen solubility coefficient (αO2) of several different physiological saline solutions was measured over a broad range of temperatures (0 to 25‡C). Distilled water had a higher value than a physiological salt solution (similar to Cortland's saline). Plasma expanders (polyvinylpyrrolidone, dextran, albumin) lowered the αO2 value of the physiological salt solution. A salt solution with a 4% (w/v) mixture of protein substitute had a lower αO2 value than the corresponding 1% mixture. The solubility of oxygen was inversely related to temperature.

PMID:
24226032
DOI:
10.1007/BF02073860

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