Bohr effect

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Bohr effect

n.
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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In consequence, extremely large Bohr shifts ([delta] log [P.sub.50]/[delta]pH [less than] -1; Bridges, 1994) and very high levels of pH-dependent cooperativity are common (Miller, 1985; Portner, 1990).