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Respiratory Emergencies | Part One

Extremely common: two categories, acute and chronic, both can present as life threatening. Respiratory System: filters, warming. Humidifying and exchanging more than 10,000L of air per day (adult). Upper: mouth, pharynx (nasal ands oral) larynx and vocal cords. Lower: trachea, bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli Respiration: inspiring O2 and exhaling CO2 Ventilation: exchanging CO2 Diffusion: crossing […]

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