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NMTA Phys Ed: The Respiratory System - Chapter Summary
Let us help you study for the NMTA Physical Education exam by delving into the structures comprising the human respiratory system. By the end of this chapter, you will have reviewed:
- Purpose and physiology of the respiratory system
- Gas exchange
- Lung and airway anatomy
- Effects of aging on the respiratory system
These lessons have been specially formulated to provide you with several different methods for learning. Videos are included to help illustrate the material. You'll find a transcript of each video as a great resource for taking notes. You can also test your knowledge of each topic by taking a self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson. If you'd like to review a particular portion of the lesson, utilize the timeline below the video.
1. Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System
Did you know that the average human lung has a respiratory surface area that is roughly the same size as half of a tennis court? Believe it or not, that's how much surface area an active, healthy human needs to ensure that the body gets plenty of oxygen.
2. Gross Anatomy of the Airway and Lungs: Conducting & Respiratory Zones
The respiratory system includes the lungs as well as other organs that help to get oxygen into the blood and carbon dioxide out of the blood. The conducting zone of the respiratory system carries oxygen into the lungs and carbon dioxide out of the lungs. The respiratory zone is where oxygen and carbon dioxide move into and out of the blood.
3. Structural & Functional Changes of the Respiratory System Due to Age
In this lesson, we explore the changes due to age in the respiratory system. Furthermore, we will look at infections and subsequent effects due to the infection of the respiratory system.
4. Respiratory System: Function & Physiology
The human respiratory system is a crucial facet of a vital, healthy body. In this lesson, we will explore its function and physiology. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
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Other chapters within the NMTA Physical Education (506): Practice & Study Guide course
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- NMTA Phys Ed: Movement Concepts & Biomechanics
- NMTA Phys Ed: Techniques & Skills for Physical Activity
- NMTA Phys Ed: Basic Sports Skills
- NMTA Phys Ed: The Skeletal System
- NMTA Phys Ed: The Muscular System
- NMTA Phys Ed: The Circulatory System
- NMTA Phys Ed: The Nervous System
- NMTA Phys Ed: The Digestive System
- NMTA Phys Ed: Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology
- NMTA Phys Ed: Principles of Physical Fitness Training
- NMTA Phys Ed: Improving Fitness, Strength & Endurance
- NMTA Phys Ed: Body Composition & Health
- NMTA Phys Ed: Human Growth & Development
- NMTA Phys Ed: Social Benefits of Physical Activity
- NMTA Phys Ed: Learning Respect with Physical Activity
- NMTA Phys Ed: Educational Goals, Philosophies & Purposes
- NMTA Phys Ed: Management, Motivation & Communication
- NMTA Phys Ed: Planning & Instruction in Physical Education
- NMTA Phys Ed: Assessment in Physical Education
- NMTA Phys Ed: Legal, Ethical & Professional Issues
- NMTA Physical Education Flashcards