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Unformatted text preview: and treachea. Tracheostomy External Respiration Hemothorax Chest Drainage Pneumothorax Dynamics of Breathing Diaphragm The efficiency of external respiration depends on several factors * altitude * high altitude sickness (shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness) * surface area available for O2-CO2 exchange * minute volume respiration * drugs, such as morphine, slow down the respiratory rate * the amount of O2 that reaches the alveoli (plugged passages)...
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