Pulmonary Anatomy, Pulmonary Physiology, and Respiration


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Pulmonary Anatomy, Pulmonary Physiology, and Respiration
1010103Pulmonary Anatomy, Pulmonary Physiology, and Respiration
<emphasis role="bold">Introduction</emphasis> The three most important functions of the respiratory system are gas exchange, acid-base balance, and the production of sound. The most basic activity of the respiratory system is to supply oxygen for metabolic needs and to remove carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide, which is carried in the hemoglobin of our red blood cells, is exchanged in the lungs for oxygen, which is also carried in the hemoglobin.…
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Lee Waite; Jerry Fine: Applied Biofluid Mechanics. Pulmonary Anatomy, Pulmonary Physiology, and Respiration, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007), AccessEngineering Export