By the end of this lesson/section you will be able to do the following:
- Decribe the passage of air from the outside environment to the lungs.
- Explain how lungs are protected from particular matter.
- Name and describe lung volumes and capacities.
- Understand how gas pressure influences how gases move into and out of the body.
- Describe how oxygen is bound to hemoglobin and transported to body tissues.
- Explain how carbon dioxide is transported from body tissues to the lungs.