At about 3 A.M. one morning, the Smith family was awoken by the sound of their carbon monoxide (CO) alarm. Mr. and Mrs. Smith jumped out of bed and woke up their young son and daughter. The four of them rushed out to their front lawn and called the fire department.
Their daughter had developed signs of respiratory distress and dizziness, but these eventually subsided after being outside for 15 minutes. After a brief checkup at the hospital, everyone was pronounced to be in good health, and the broken furnace that was responsible for the CO production was replaced the next day.
While the daughter was breathing fresh air, describe what was happening to the volume of her lungs, the pressure inside her alveoli, and the contraction of her diaphragm with each inspiration and each expiration.
As the daughter is breathes in fresh air, diaphragm contracts and the volume of the... View the full answer