Medical Definition of Chloride shift

1. When CO2 enters the blood from the tissues, it passes into the red blood cell and is converted by carbonate dehydratase to bicarbonate (HCO3-); HCO3- ion passes out into the plasma while Cl- migrates into the red blood cell. Reverse changes occur in the lungs when CO2 is eliminated from the blood. Synonym: Hamburger's phenomenon. (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Chloride Shift

chloric
chloric acid
chlorid
chloridate
chloridated
chloridates
chloridating
chloridazondihydrodiol dehydrogenase
chloride
chloride channel
chloride channels
chloride current
chloride depletion
chloride of lime
chloride peroxidase
chloride shift (current term)
chlorides
chloridic
chloridimetry
chloridize
chloridized
chloridizes
chloridizing
chloridometer
chlorids
chloriduria
chlorimetric
chlorimetrical
chlorimetry
chlorimide

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