fick principle

fick principle
\\ˈfik-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized F
Etymology: after Adolph Eugen Fick died 1901 German physiologist
: a generalization in physiology which states that blood flow is proportional to the difference in concentration of a substance in the blood as it enters and leaves an organ and which is used to determine cardiac output from the difference in oxygen concentration in blood before it enters and after it leaves the lungs and from the rate at which oxygen is consumed

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