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Lung capacity



The volume of gas within the lungs at the end of maximal inspiration.


Abbreviation: TLC

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... their lives in higher elevations (Let's say Denver) will have a higher lung capacity than someone from, say New Orleans. Same can be seen with musicians who play a woodwind ...

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by Trevor
Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: bottom and surface dwelling fish
Replies: 11
Views: 5790

why do we yawn???

... taught in medical school, is that we yawn because oxygen levels in our lungs are low. Studies have shown that during normal, at-rest breathing, we don’t use anywhere near our lung capacity; for the most part, we just use the air sacs at the bottom of the lungs. ...

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by santana8
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: why do we yawn???
Replies: 21
Views: 30584

Re: whales

... next face the problem of prolonged submergence, and deeper diving. The lung capacity of any land mammal is limited - yet whales and dolphins easily stay submerged for ...

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by Asyncritus
Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: whales
Replies: 23
Views: 20578

Bird-Dinosaur News

... About Dinosaur-Bird Links” [Birds' unique leg physiology necessary for lung function] "In the study, Oregon State University scientists Devon ... to their lung function, which in turn is what gives them enough lung capacity for flight.” In the next phase of research, the scientists examined ...

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by AFJ
Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bird-Dinosaur News
Replies: 46
Views: 59350

respiratory system questions.please help

... with………….? 8 general description of trachea 9: why air move to the lung 10: function of pharynx and larynx 11: hyper ventilation is most likely ... by……? 12: decrease of CO2, increase O2 13: respiratory air volume (ex: capacity) 14: structure and location of the pharynx 15 structure of lungs? ...

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by undertaker
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: respiratory system questions.please help
Replies: 7
Views: 10594
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