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Lung Volume Spirometer Activity 1

Lung Volume Activity The graph below is called a spirograph. It represents the amount of air that moves into and out of the lungs with each breath, as measured by a device called a spirometer. (The terms that are used to describe the features of a spirograph are explained below.) • Tidal volume is the volume of air that is inhaled and exhaled in a normal breathing movement when the body is at rest. • Inspiratory reserve volume is the additional volume of air that can be taken into the lungs...

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, its deadly claws stretched over all continents in the world. However, lung cancer is not just a disease; it can act as a magnifying glass; many social problems and goodness of society can be revealed through the causes of lung cancer. Lung cancer is formed when the cells of the lungs grow in an uncontrolled way, this creates a lump or a tumor which can either be malignant or benign. Smoking and unhealthy diets are all causes...

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lung cancer

 Lung Cancer By Brayan Almora and Hector Aparicio Pedroza Ms. Powell, 7th Language Arts Problem – Solution Paper May 15, 2014 Lung Cancer Causes and Treatments Lung cancer is defined as abnormal cell tissue that forms in tissues of the lungs. It is estimated that there are 224,210 new cases every year, while the estimated deaths are numbered at 159,260 per year . There are several options of treatment and are as follows: Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy...

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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, according to the World Health Organisation. In the UK, it's the second most-frequently occurring cancer among men (after prostate cancer), accounting for 1 in 7 new cases, and the third most-frequently diagnosed cancer in women (after breast and bowel cancer) accounting for about 1 in 9 new cases. However, numbers have dropped considerably in recent times, by about 16% in the last decade alone. Dr Patrisha Macnair last medically reviewed...

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Lung transplant

Lung Transplantation: Should Smoker’s Lungs Be Used as Donors for Lung Transplants College Writing, GE201 April 10th, 2013 Lung Transplantation: Should Smoker’s Lungs be used as donors for lung Transplants With the extreme shortage of vital organs for transplantations, research continues to decrease mortality rates of patients waiting for organs while on transplant waiting lists. While researchers found that receiving a lung from a donor with a...

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Expanding the population of lung transplant donors

Expanding the population of lung transplant donors As I held my own breath each passing second waiting for that gasp of air and that little faint cry to come from the most beautiful 8lb 9oz of life I have ever encountered, to watching my Mother hold the head of a little brown eyed boy and coaching him through each inhale, to holding the wrinkling strong hand of an Uncle who I admired growing up laying in his death bed as he struggled to take a breath after forty years of work inside a mountain...

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Hyperventilation: is the alveolar ventilation exceeding metabolic demands.  B. Acute respiratory failure: A condition that occurs when fluid builds up the air sacs in your lungs. Is defined as inadequate gas exchange such as PaO2 less than 50mm Hg or PaCO2 greater than 50 mmHG and with pH less than 7.25. Can result from direct injury of the lungs, airways, or chest wall or indirectly because of injury to another body system. 5. The answer is B. Atelectasis.  6. A- it is more common in children because...

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or also known as Chronic Bronchitis or Emphysema is a disease that happens in the lungs of people who smoke. It blocks the airflow to the lungs with black tar / black carbon. Some symptoms are excessive coughing and continuously out of breath. To ease the symptoms you could you use inhalers, steroids, antibiotics or just more oxygen. This disease will slowly kill you because it affects your respiratory system...

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Essay on Respiratory System (Animated)

rest of the body's waste. As I continued to float, I realized that the passageway was becoming wider. We were approaching the nasal cavity. The nasal cavity’s function is to warm, moisturize, and filter air entering the body before it reaches the lungs. Hairs and mucus lining the nasal cavity help to trap dust, mold, pollen and other environmental contaminants before they can reach the inner portions of the body. Air exiting the body through the nose returns moisture and heat to the nasal cavity...

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Lung Cancer: Causes and Treatment

The Killer Lung Cancer When I was 14 my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer, which had quickly spread to her bones, then brain. I was so lost and confused; my mother never smoked a day in her life. She was a healthy woman who ate right and exercised regularly, the doctors gave her 6 months to live, and I lost her at 16. Although, there are so many people in the world who do not smoke and develop lung cancer, there’s many ways a non-smoker can get lung cancer: environmental, second hand smoking...

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