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USMLE STEP 1 REVIEW QUESTIONS: OXYGEN HEMOGLOBIN DISSOCIATION CURVE

USMLE STEP 1 REVIEW QUESTIONS: OXYGEN HEMOGLOBIN DISSOCIATION CURVE

QUESTION: What factors cause a right shift in the oxygen-hemoglobin dissociation curve?
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ANSWER:
– The factors that cause a right shift in the hemoglobin dissociation curve are used the mnemonic “CADET, face Right!” for CO2, Acid and ATP, 2,3-DPG, Exercise and high Temperature.

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