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alveolar-arterial oxygen difference

n.

The difference or gradient between the partial pressure of oxygen in the alveolar spaces and the arterial blood.

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Nearby words

alveolar process, alveolar ridge, alveolar sac, alveolar soft part sarcoma, alveolar ventilation, alveolar-arterial oxygen difference, alveolate, alveolectomy, alveolitis, alveolo-, alveolocapillary membrane
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