RespiratoryQA - Respiratory Seminar Q & A 1)...

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1) Distinguish between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary diseases. How does spirometry aid in their diagnosis? Obstructive lung diseases are those that result from a blockage or narrowing of air passageways. Restrictive lung diseases are those that result in a reduction in functional lung tissue. Values such as FEV1 allow clinicians to determine whether or not air flow is normal. Values such as vital capacity help to determine if an individual has the normal amount of functional lung tissue. 2) Why did the rate of oxygen consumption increase during exercise? Why did the rate of oxygen consumption remain elevated after exercise? Oxygen consumption increases during exercise as the demands of increased metabolism in such tissues as muscle dictates. Oxygen consumption remains elevated after exercise because substances such as lactic acid muscle be metabolized and also the increased heat generated by exercise drives up metabolic reactions. 3)
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