Bohr effect
noun Etymology: Christian Bohr died 1911 Danish physiologist Date: 1939 the decrease in the oxygen affinity of a respiratory pigment (as hemoglobin) in response to decreased blood pH resulting from increased carbon dioxide concentration in the blood

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