The rate in which a tissue compartment loads and unloads gas is called a half-time; the amount of time it takes the remaining space within the theoretical compartment to fill/empty - e.g. from 0% to 50% and then from 50% to 75% etc.

There are 6 half-times in every compartment before it is considered saturated or desaturated.

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