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Unformatted text preview: of its gases. b. Henry’s law: the amount of gas that can dissolve in water depends on. i. The temperature of the water. ii. The solubility of the gas in water iii. The partial pressure of the gas in the air above the water. c. Breathing maintains homeostatis of oxygen and carbon dioxide in our body 3. The blood transports oxygen and carbon dioxide. a. Hemogoblin are red blood cells that transport oxygen in the blood. 4. Breathing regulates the arterial Co2 thus the carbonic acid in the blood. a. Breathing little raises the co2 and thus lower the PH, making it more acidic. b. Hyperventilation lowers the co2 therefore raises the ph. 5. The intrapulmonary pressure is normally always greatre than the intrapleural pressure....
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- Spring '11
- Physiology, thoracic cavity, parietal pleura, large blood vessels