Ventilation in Mammals

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What is tidal volume?
The volume of air in each breath
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What is vital capacity?
The maximum volume of air that can be breathed in or out
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What is oxygen uptake?
The rate at which an organism uses oxygen
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What is a spirometer?
A machine that can give readings of tidal volume, vital capacity, breathing rate and oxygen uptake
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How does it work?
Person breathes into a tube which makes the chamber move up and down, which an be recorded by a pen attached to it, which then writes on a rotating drum which leaves a trace
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What is vital capacity?

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The maximum volume of air that can be breathed in or out

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What is oxygen uptake?

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What is a spirometer?

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How does it work?

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