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If the Lungs were shut down or removed competely, how much oxygen would the blood stream need to carry in order to sustain life? I tried looking for information on heart and lung bypasses and found nothing. Also, do red blood cells absorb O2 simply by aeration, or do they need additional help? Is it possible to remove your lungs and directley aerate the bloodstream by mechanical methods? (h202, compressed O2 or LOX?)This could have some advantages for diving.
Re: How much O2 does the body need in terms of actual disolved O2 per second?
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