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How do oxygen and carbon dioxide move through the body?


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Answered 2009-05-15 00:05:52

They are carried by the hemoglobin in your blood.

The red blood cells carry the carbon monoxide through the pulmonary artery from the heart to the lungs and from the heart the oxygen goes into the aorta to the rest of your body. == ==

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