Bohr effect(redirected from Bohr shift)
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An effect by which an increase of carbon dioxide in the blood and a decrease in pH results in a reduction of the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen.
[After Christian Bohr (1855-1911), Danish physiologist.]
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