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Fick's LawEdit

$ V_g = { \left [ A \times D \times \left ( P_1 - P_2 \right ) \right ] \over T} $

Diffusion of Oxygen

Diffusion of Carbon Dioxide

Testing Diffusion


Factors Decreasing Pulmonary Diffusion
Thickening of the alvolar wall
Interstitial Edema
Alveolar Edema
Interstitial Fibrosis
Sarcoidosis
Scleroderma
Decreased Surface Area
Decreased Erythrocyte Carrying Capacity

Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport