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Chapter 16,17 - Respiration O2 and CO2 transport acid-base...

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1 O 2 and CO 2 transport & acid-base Physical aspects of ventilation and transport 1. Ventilation = mechanics of breathing 2. Gas Exchange – lungs to capillaries to tissues 3. Oxygen Utilization aerobic derivation of ATP Chapter 16+17 - Respiration • The trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles constitute the conducting zone . • The region of where gas exchange with the blood occurs is known as the respiratory zone . Chapter 16 – Breathing Mechanics Thoracic Cavity The structures of the thoracic cavity are covered by thin, wet parietal pleural membranes. The lungs are covered by a visceral pleura that is normally flush against the parietal pleura that lines the chest wall. The potential space between the two pleural membranes is called the intrapleural space .
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