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Name: Introduction
ID: m44790
Language: English (en)
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: acini, acinus, air sac, alveolar duct, alveolar P_(O_2 ), alveolar sac, alveolar ventilation, alveoli, alveolus, anatomical dead space, anatomical shunt, asthma, bicarbonate, bicarbonate buffer system, Boyle’s Law, bronchi, bronchiole, bronchus, carbaminohemoglobin, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid intermediate, carbonic anhydrase, carbon monoxide, cartilage, chitin, chloride shift, cilia, compliance, concentration gradient, dead space, diaphragm, diffusion, direct diffusion, elastic recoil, elastic work, exhalation, expiratory reserve volume, FEV1/FVC ratio, flatworm, flow-resistive, forced expiratory volume, forced vital capacity, functional residual capacity, functional vital capacity, gas equation, gas exchange, gas pressure, gills, heme group, hemoglobin, inhalation, inspiratory capacity, inspiratory reserve volume, intercostal muscle, intrapleural space, larynx, lung capacity, lung volume, main bronchus, maximal exhalation, mucin, Muc protein, mucus, nasal cavity, obstructive disease, outward recoil, oxygen, oxygen-carrying capacity, oxygen dissociation curve, partial pressure, particulate matter, pharynx, physiological dead space, physiological shunt, pleura, pleurisy, primary bronchus, recruitment, residual volume, resistance, respiratory bronchiole, respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory quotient, respiratory rate, respiratory therapist, restrictive disease, Robert Boyle, sickle cell anemia, smooth muscle, spirometry, surfactant, terminal bronchiole, thalassemia, therapod, thoracic cavity, tidal volume, total lung capacity, trachea, tracheal system, venous P_(CO_2 ), venous P_(O_2 ), ventilation/perfusion, Ventricaria ventricosa, visceral pleura, vital capacity
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

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Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: Aug 23, 2012 3:46 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Mar 7, 2013 9:45 am +0000


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