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(1) Lying on one's back.

(2) Inactive or inert; showing lethargy or passivity.

(3) With palm upward (of the hand).

(4) Inclined or sloping.


Word origin: Latin sup─źnum lying on its back

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Effect of posture on respiration

Could anyone tell me why F.R.C increases during when moving from the supine position to the standing position please? If you use any references to answer this question, could you please send them to be as well. Thank you in advance.

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by chen.lie
Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Effect of posture on respiration
Replies: 2
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when you stand up your blood pressure (BP) drops slightly as you move through the degrees from supine to standing. As the BP drops, the heart rate (HR) increases slightly to compensate for the reduced BP. There is a cascade for recovery--which is why (barring any health ...

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by ERS
Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: dizzines
Replies: 7
Views: 4835

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