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Cardiovascular/Pulmonary: Case 2

O. Daimler - Normal Pulmonary Physiology

Week 2 - June 26-30


Case Objectives

Objectives - Case 2 - Daimler

  • List the atomic lung volumes and common capacities
  • Describe the measurement of pulmonary diffusing capacity
  • List the subcellular structures traversed by a molecule of oxygen from the alveolar space to within a RBC, bound to hemoglobin
  • Use and apply the alveolar gas equation in various scenarios
  • Use the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve to relate oxygen tension to oxygen saturation, and list the factors that alter the shape of that curve 
  • Describe essential elements for ethical human research to be conducted.
  • Describe the relationship between lung volume and airflow and explain the mechanisms that limit airflow during forced expiration.