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Hello! Not sure this is the right sub-forum to post this, if not sorry.

What does it mean when PaO2 measured clinically is higher that PAO2 calculated through the alveolar gas equation and viceversa, what does it mean when PaO2 is lower than PAO2?

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Because gases difuuse from higher concentration to lower concentration. So if PAO2 is higher than PAO2 could mean hyperventilating or using 100% oxygen?
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(Original post by annonymous1984)
Because gases difuuse from higher concentration to lower concentration. So if PAO2 is higher than PAO2 could mean hyperventilating or using 100% oxygen?
But even hyperventilating and breathing 100% O2, how is it possible that there is more O2 in the blood than in the alveoli?
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