How Ventilation Muscles Cause Inspiration and Expiration


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Contraction of which muscle results in inspiration?

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1. Which gas law accounts for ventilation?

2. Which of the following events occurs first during inspiration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The muscles around the lungs aid in both inspiration and expiration and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how this occurs. Some things you'll be assessed on include pressures and muscles involved in ventilation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Muscles involved in ventilation
  • Steps of inspiration
  • How expiration occurs

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the gas law that accounts for ventilation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding the anatomy and physiology of inspiration and expiration
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ventilation

Additional Learning

To learn more about the mechanics of ventilation, review the accompanying lesson called How Ventilation Muscles Cause Inspiration and Expiration. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define ventilation, inspiration, and expiration
  • Explain how Boyle's gas law is related to respiration
  • Differentiate between quiet and forced inspiration and expiration
  • Explain the respiratory role of the diaphragm and external intercostal muscles