CMC Medical CMC-Medical VELLORE Solved Paper-2007

  • question_answer Bicarbonates formed inside erythrocytes passes out into plasma while chloride of plasma pass   into   erythrocytes.  The phenomenon is called

    A)  bicarbonate shift

    B)  Hamburger phenomenon

    C)  carbochlorosis

    D)  none of the above

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

                    Hamburger phenomenon or chloride shifts is the process in which bicarbonate exit, which leads to change in ionic balance between the plasma and the RBC. To restore this the chloride ions diffuse from plasma into RBC


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