Biomedical Engineering 403
Ventilation, Part 1
Reading for Today:
Chapter 2 in
Howdee-doo There, Neighbors!
What can I tell you? This is what happened in class today (9-3-97). All
of this is in outline format with hypertext, so if you want to review the
specifics, or if you have any questions on a specific topic, click the
hypertext for that topic.
The theme of today's lecture is:
How gas gets into the alveoli
and as such, we'll be dealing with topics such as the names of different
volumes within the lungs, and how to measure these volumes.
First, a thorough review of what happened during
the last class session!
Next, Some new stuff on static lung volumes.
Dr. Z likes to lump the static lung volumes into three (3) categories:
1. Steady State Volumes.
These are volumes that represent the kind of breathing that you're doing
right now, as you sit there and read this, with your breathing pattern in
a steady state.
Know the full name and definition of the following:
2. Going towards the Extremes
These are measurements taken when your lungs are maximally or minimally
inflated. Know the full name and definition of the following:
3. Transient Volumes.
These are measurements of volumes that you can use, but that you don't
always. For example, the amount of air that you can still inhale after
you've already taken a normal breath would fit into this category. Know
Finally, some info on the Measurement of Lung Volumes. Know the
following tests/devices, how they work, and what they measure:
A copy of today's handout:
And that's it for today!
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