Bohr effect definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An effect by which an increase of carbon dioxide in the blood and a decrease in pH results in a reduction of the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen.
Origin: After Christian Bohr (1855-1911), Danish physiologist.
bohr effect - Medical Definition
The influence of carbon dioxide on the oxygen dissociation curve of blood. The shift of the curve to the right means a reduction in the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen.