Respirocyte delivering oxygen molecules to tissue.

How do Respirocytes work?

Respirocytes exchange gasses via molecular sorting rotors.  The rotors have specially shaped tips to catch particular types of molecules. Gas molecules are stored tightly in tanks. Each respirocyte has three types of rotors. One gathers oxygen at the lungs or in production before introduction to the body and releases it while traveling through the body. Another captures carbon dioxide while in the bloodstream and releases it at the lungs. The third takes in glucose from the bloodstream, which is burned in a reaction similar to cellular respiration in order to power the respirocyte.

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