resp lab - Morales 1 Giannina Morales April 6, 2009 A &...

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Morales 1 Giannina Morales April 6, 2009 Weekly Lab Report – Determining Respiratory Volume and Capacities Topic under discussion: The topic discussed is respiratory volume and capacities and its effects that it has on the body. The expected result is anything rather close to 3100ml for inspiratory reserve volume , Amount of air that can be forcefully inhaled after a normal inhalation. 500 ml for tidal volume , amount of air inhaled or exhaled with each breath under resting conditions. 1200 ml for expiratory reserve volume, amount of air that can be forcefully exhaled after a normal exhalation. 3600 to 4800 ml for vital capacity , maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after maximal inspiration. Anything too far from these numbers would indicate a pulmonary health risk. Design of experiment or demonstration: To find tidal volume the subject was asked to inhale and exhale a normal breath not forcing exhalation into the spirometer. The subjects minute respiratory volume was also calculated using
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