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Respiratory Physiology

Hypoxia
Hypoxia

Hypoxia is a condition in which there isdecreased oxygen supply to the tissues. It canoccur due to any of the following conditions. Decreased PO2 in the.

Pulmonary Circulation
Pulmonary Circulation

Pulmonary circulation is present between right ventricle and left atrium, giving a low-pressure circulation. The lungs receive the entire cardiac output,.

Dead Space
Dead Space

In normal respiration the tidal volume is about 500 ml. This is the amount of air that is inspired or expired during quiet breathing. During inspiration.

Mechanics Of Respiration
Mechanics Of Respiration

The process of respiration includes inspiration and expiration. Inspiration is an active process, whereas, expiration is passive. However, forced expiration.

Functional anatomy of respiratory system
Functional anatomy of respiratory system

The respiratory system consists of nostrils, nasopharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveolar duct and alveoli. The structures included from.

Intrapleural pressure
Intrapleural pressure

During respiration, there are pressure and volume changes in the alveoli. The lungs are lined by the visceral pleura, whereas, the thoracic wall is lined.

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