Respiration Study Guide

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Respiration Study Guide [1] 1. Describe five functions of the mammalian respiratory system. 2. Understand the general functional anatomy of the respiratory system. What are the zones of the respiratory system? How do resistance and surface area change across the respiratory zones? 3. What are the three alveolar cell types and what are their functions? 4. Describe in detail the mechanics of ventilation. What are the muscles and pressures involved? What are the driving forces for the different steps of ventilation? What factors affect the mechanics of ventilation? 5. What is pneumothorax and why is it bad? 6. Define lung compliance. What are the major determinants of lung compliance? 7. Explain why surfactant is so critical for lung function. What is special about human lung surfactant (vs. detergent, for example)? 8. How does resistance change within the airways as you move from the trachea to the terminal bronchioles? Why? How does resistance change as you inflate and deflate the
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course ZOO 3115 taught by Professor Flanigan during the Spring '10 term at Wyoming.

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