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BME 121Quantitative Physiology: Organ Transport SystemsMidterm ExamWinter 2013February 7thName: _______________________________ID #:_______________________________I attest that I am registered for this course and am the person listed above.Signature: ____________________________1
1. True or False with short answer justification (20 points, 4 points each)Read each question carefully, answer true or false (1 point), AND justify answer in 1-2sentences (3 points)A.The lung and the chest wall can best be modeled as two balloons in series because thetissue properties of both tend toward a fully collapsed state, expelling all air inside.
B.Lung recoil can primarily be attributed to alveolar surface tension whether surfactant ispresent or not.
C.For two compliances or resistances that are encountered in series, you must add thereciprocal values of each component to find the reciprocal of the final value.
D.The cooperative binding displayed between hemoglobin and oxygen by definitionmeans that more than one oxygen molecule can be carried per hemoglobin.

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