Flashcards - Respiratory System for the MCAT: Help and Review

Flashcards - Respiratory System for the MCAT: Help and Review
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carbaminohemoglobin
Carbaminohemoglobin is a compound of hemoglobin and carbon dioxide, and is one of the forms in which carbon dioxide exists in the blood
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surface tension
Surface tension is the elastic tendency of a fluid surface which makes it acquire the least surface area possible
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pleural cavity
In human anatomy, the pleural cavity is the thin fluid-filled space between the two pulmonary pleurae of each lung
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pleural cavity
In human anatomy, the pleural cavity is the thin fluid-filled space between the two pulmonary pleurae of each lung
surface tension
Surface tension is the elastic tendency of a fluid surface which makes it acquire the least surface area possible
carbaminohemoglobin
Carbaminohemoglobin is a compound of hemoglobin and carbon dioxide, and is one of the forms in which carbon dioxide exists in the blood
spirometer
A spirometer is an apparatus for measuring the volume of air inspired and expired by the lungs
spirometry
Spirometry is the most common of the pulmonary function tests , measuring lung function, specifically the amount and/or speed of air that can be inhaled and exhaled
vital capacity
Vital capacity is the maximum amount of oxygen a person can expel from the lungs after a maximum inhalation
goblet cells
A goblet cell is a glandular, modified simple columnar epithelial cell whose function is to secrete gel-forming mucins, the major components of mucus

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