1750: Oxygenation EXAM II
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What is the purpose of the Respiratory System?
~with which other system does it work with?
Deliver O2 to and expel CO2
~w/ the Circulatory system
Purpose of the Resp. system.
What are the functions of the Upper RS compared to the Lower RS?
- Upper: warms & filters air.
- Lower: accomplishes gas exchange.
Which part of the lungs is where "gas exchange" takes place?
(i.e., diffusion of O2/CO2)
What is "ventilation" and what does it involve?
Breathing (air exchange)
- thoracic cavity
Ventilation (notecard 2)
What do breathing mechanics depend on?
~which system is also included in ventilation?
- Lung volume
- Airflow resistance
~CNS (medulla oblongata)
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