Which is the repiratory pigment present in our body? What is its importnce?

Asked by  | 29th Jun, 2008, 07:45: AM

Expert Answer:

Hemoglobin is the respiratory pigment present in blood.

It has a great affinity for oxygen. Hence it takes up oxygen from the air in lungs and carries it to the tissues which are deficient in oxygen, before releasing it. Some amount of carbon dioxide is also transported by this pigment. Thus transport of respiratory gases is the main function of hemoglobin.

Answered by  | 29th Jun, 2008, 07:50: AM

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