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1. Which of the following processes does atmospheric pressure play a role in?
 
 
 
 

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2. A decrease in volume leads to a(n) ________ pressure.
 
 
 
 

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3. The pressure difference between the intra-alveolar and intrapleural pressures is called ________.
 
 
 
 

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4. Gas flow decreases as ________ increases.
 
 
 
 

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5. Contraction of the external intercostal muscles causes which of the following to occur?
 
 
 
 

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6. Which of the following prevents the alveoli from collapsing?
 
 
 
 

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7. Critical Thinking: Describe what is meant by the term “lung compliance.”

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8. Critical Thinking: Outline the steps involved in quiet breathing.

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9. Critical Thinking: What is respiratory rate and how is it controlled?

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