AVI497SPG2010HW#2 - fluids 7) What are the two divisions of...

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AVI497/PSYCH 496 Spring 2010 HW#2 Name: ______Jae H. Choi_____________ 1) What drives the respiration rate in humans? CO2 concentration 2) What is the basic function of respiration? Take in oxygen and remove carbon dioxide 3) What are the four phases of respiration? Ventilation, Diffusion, Transportation & Utilization 4) At what altitude does alveolar oxygen pressure drop to unacceptable levels when…(3 pts) a) Breathing air? Critical starting at FL180, reversal of lung function and hypoxia from here on up b) Breathing 100% oxygen? Critical starting at FL430 c) Breathing 100% oxygen under pressure? Critical starting at FL430 5) What is the basic function of the circulation system? Transportation system for wastes, water, nutrients, o2/co2, etc, distributes and controls body heat, regulates the body’s acid/base balance as well as hormones, and protection through blood cells. 6) What are the three basic components of the circulatory system? The pumps, pipes and
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Unformatted text preview: fluids 7) What are the two divisions of the circulatory system? And briefly describe each. Pulmonary circulation, involves blood flow from the heart to the lungs back to the heart. This system is where the exchange of co2 for o2 takes place. Systemic circulation, involves blood flow from the heart to the body and back to the heart. This system is responsible for providing nourishment for the body. 8) What are the two primary components of blood? Formed elements like white and red blood cells, and plasma. 9) Which of the two primary components of blood accounts for the bulk of blood’s volume? Water & Red blood cells 10) Why does the body require a few days to adjust to high elevation airports or flying? Due to the production of more red blood cells, it takes time for the body to reach an appropriate balance. This is the case because the body is getting less air at higher elevations....
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2010 for the course AVI 497 taught by Professor Morrow during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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