oa South African Medical Journal - Arterial oxygen tension values in normal adults at an altitude of 1 763 metres

Volume 46, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The oxygen tension of simultaneously drawn arterial and arterialized capillary blood was measured using a microelectrode on 25 healthy male subjects aged between 20 and 29 years of age, to determine the normal value in Johannesburg (altitude 1 763 m) and to compare the two methods.

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