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CO2 content is a measurement of total CO2 in the blood. Most of it is in the form of bicarbonate (HCO3) controlled by the kidney. A small amount (5%) of CO2 is dissolved in the blood as insoluble carbonic acid (H2CO3). Changes in CO2 content generally relate to metabolic issues, renal function and unusual losses (diarrhea). Respiratory disease can ultimately effect CO2 content, but only slightly and only if prolonged. (Operational Medicine 2001, Arterial Blood Gas, Brookside Associates Medical Education Division) Source: Regenstrief Institute

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Carbon dioxide
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
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zh-CN Chinese (China) 二氧化碳
Synonyms: cCO2;CO2;CO2CT;ctCO2;tCO2;TOTAL CO2;总 CO2;总二氧化碳;碳酐;碳酸酐
fr-CA French (Canada) Dioxyde de carbone
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Süsinikdioksiid
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Dioxido de carbono
it-IT Italian (Italy) Diossido di carbonio
Synonyms: Biossido di carbonio
el-GR Greek (Greece) Διοξείδιο του άνθρακα
Synonyms: CO2
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Karbon dioksit
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Углерода диоксид
Synonyms: Углекислый газ
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) koolstofdioxide
fr-BE French (Belgium) Dioxyde de carbone
Synonyms: CO2