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Hamburger's phenomenon is also called


A
HCO3 shift
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B
Chloride shift
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C
Hydrogen shift
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D
None of the these
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The correct option is B Chloride shift
The phenomenon of chloride ion diffusing into the erythrocytes to maintain the ionic balance is called as chloride shift or Hamburger's phenomenon. The movement of chloride ions from the plasma into red blood cells as a result of the transfer of carbon dioxide from tissues to the plasma, and this process that serves to maintain blood pH.

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