Carbon monoxide

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Scientific Name: Carbon monoxide
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Mechanism Of Action In respiratory testing, the diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) is a measure of the ability of gas to transfer from the alveoli across the alveolar epithelium and the capillary endothelium to the red blood cells. The DLCO depends not only on the area and thickness of the blood-gas barrier but additionally on the volume of blood in the pulmonary capillaries. The distribution of alveolar volume and ventilation also has an impact on the measurement
Description of the Drug: Carbon monoxide is a gas used as a marker of respiratory status in spirometry tests.
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