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Partial pressure of oxygen will be highest in?



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A

Plasma

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B

Whole blood

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C

Serum

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D

Water


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The correct option is B

Whole blood


Partial pressure describes the amount of pressure exerted by one particular gas in a mixture of gases, such as in the blood. Partial pressure of oxygen will be highest in whole blood. plasma and serum are the components of whole blood where only dissolved oxygen is present in negligible amount. Whole blood contains RBCs which are the main carriers of oxygen.

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