chloride shift


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chloride shift

[′klȯr‚īd ‚shift]
(physiology)
The reversible exchange of chloride and bicarbonate ions between erythrocytes and plasma to effect transport of carbon dioxide and maintain ionic equilibrium during respiration.
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