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Alveolar Ventilation and Anatomic Dead Space

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1The pulmonary capillaries are able to be completely re-oxygenated at all except which of the following?
A)hypoventilation
B)hyperventilation
C)normal ventilation
D)hypoventilation and hyperventilation
E)all of the above



2Alveolar volume is equal to...
A)breaths per minute X breath volume
B)breaths per minute X dead space volume
C)breaths per minute X dead space volume X breath volume
D)breaths per minute X (breath volume – dead space volume)
E)breaths per minute X (breath volume + dead space volume)



3Minute ventilation is equal to...
A)breaths per minute X breath volume
B)breaths per minute X dead space volume
C)breaths per minute X dead space volume X breath volume
D)breaths per minute X (breath volume – dead space volume)
E)breaths per minute X (breath volume + dead space volume)



4The dead space volume of the lungs is directly proportional to the minute ventilation.
A)True
B)False



5The alveolar gas pressure of the lungs is directly proportional to the minute ventilation.
A)True
B)False







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