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What is the percentage of  carbon dioxide transported by RBCs?


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A
70%
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B
80-90%
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C
20-25%
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D
40%

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The correct option is C 20-25%
20-25% of carbon dioxide is transported in the form of carbamino-haemoglobin by RBCs, 5-7% of carbon dioxide is transported in the dissolved state and 70% is transported as bicarbonate. It is in the dissolved state and in the form of bicarbonate in the plasma.
 

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