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Human Anatomy and Physiology
Elements and Compounds
What is the use of carbon in your body?
Asked in Science
Does your body need carbon dioxide to use the nutrients in the food you eat?
Asked in Science
What effect does carbon monoxide have on the body?
Asked in Baboons
How is the movement of oxygen in the body similar to the movement of carbon dioxide?
Asked in Lungs
How does carbon dioxide get from your cells of your body to your lungs?
Asked in Animal Life
Is oxygen poiseness to plants and animals?
It's only poisonous when a single oxygen atom is bonded with a single carbon atom. This makes carbon monoxide, and is poisonous to the body, because the body can't use it. We take in the natural occurring form of oxygen as 02, meaning that there are two oxygen atoms bonded together. We use this form of oxygen to carry out our life processes. When the person is exposed to carbon monoxide and oxgygen (O2), the body chooses carbon monoxide unaware that the body is unable to use it. So in conclusion, carbon monoxide is poisonous, but oxygen in the form of O2, is what we need to survive, so it's not poisonous.
Asked in Elements and Compounds
Where in the body is carbon dioxide produced?
Everywhere! Carbon Dioxide is a product of cellular respitation, and almost every cell in your body does cellular respiration in order to use energy from sugar you eat from food. When you use more energy (example: running) , more carbon dioxide is produced by your cells and more of it needs to be moved out of your body. So when you muscles are working hard, your lungs are also working hard to take in needed oxygen and release carbon dioxide.