By Connor Lee
What is hemoglobin?
Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body's tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs
How is hemoglobin important in the transport of oxygen in our bodies?
It gives us oxygen and takes away carbon dioxide
Why is the transport of oxygen by hemoglobin a real-life example of chemical bonding
Cause the oxygen and the carbon dioxide mix
How is hemoglobin related to a successful climb to the top of Mt. Everest
It gives you a bunch of oxygen when they go higher on the mountain
We learned about pH in our last unit on acid and bases. What does pH have to do with the transport of oxygen by hemoglobin
It is like adding more red cells to the blood flow.
What is blood doping
Increase numbers of red blood cells.
What is the difference between autologous and homogenous
Autologous: In blood transfusion and transplantation
What is EPO and why is it used
either by blood transfusion or use of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO).
What are the medical uses of blood doping
Another similar use of medical technology is called blood doping, either by blood transfusion or use of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO).
Why is blood doping used in sports
Increase peoples endurance for running and breathing
Provide 1 example of blood doping used in sport
Running for cross country.
Provide a 2nd example of blood doping used in sport
Also playing soccer because you need to run back and forth
What are the side effects of blood doping?
The simple act of increasing the number of RBC's in the blood stream makes blood thicker and chance for heart attack.