Jeremiah Schmidt - 17456597
The aim of practical 3 under the respiratory control subsection was to investigate the effects that hyperventilation and rebreathing have on ventilation rate and breaking point and to observe the effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) on water pH (School of Science and Health 2012). The results from respiration rate and breaking point were then compared to the different sexes and further with those whom identified as being a smoker or non-smoker.
Parks (2006) says that the breakpoint (measured in seconds) is a strong involuntary physiological mechanism that will supersede voluntary apnea (breath holding) and force the individual …show more content…
(1996) said that there is little known regarding difference in respiratory function between males and females. Their study however suggested that adolescent females may be more susceptible to the effects of smoking which may affect growth of function. It is commonly known that smoking generally decreases respiratory efficiency and has been proven for example by Lindstrom (2001) to increase the prevalence of disease such as …show more content…
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