Introduction to & General Anatomy of the Respiratory System - BM5 RCR1

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1. What are the basic functions of Antiotensin Coverting Enzyme (ACE)?

  • Maintains blood pressure & renal function
  • Maintains flatulation rate & tidal volume
  • Maintains ventilation rate & tidal volume
  • Maintains cardiac output & tidal volume
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2. Select the most correct statement about the mechanism of breathing.

  • Inspiration is a passive process, expiration is an active process
  • Inspiration is a passive process, expiration is a passive process
  • Inspiration is an active process, expiration is a passive process
  • Inspiration is an active process, expiration is an active process

3. In which direction do the cilia of the upper respiratory tract waft?

  • Down (towards lungs)
  • They don't waft, they implode
  • Up (away from lungs)
  • They don't waft, they explode

4. Which of the following is most correct regarding the pulmonary circulation system?

  • High pressure & low resistance in comparison with systemic circulation
  • Low pressure & low resistance in comparison with systemic circulation
  • Low pressure & high resistance in comparison with systemic circulation
  • High pressure & high resistance in comparison with systemic circulation

5. True or false: the right lung is slightly larger than the left lung?

  • Pass
  • True
  • Only when it's raining
  • False

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