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1 Respiration

2 Learning objectives To outline the respiratory system To define lung volumes and capacities. To describe the mechanisms of respiration. To describe the mechanisms of oxygen and carbon dioxide transport. To describe the control of respiration.

3 The air passage Nasal cavity Pharynx Larynx Trachea Bronchi Lungs

4 Nasal cavity Air enter the nasal cavity through the two nostrils; On route, the air is ~ warmed ~ moistened ~ filtered by the hairs lining the cavity

5 Pharynx It leads to two passages: ~ trachea ~ oesophagus Epiglottis closes the trachea to prevent food from entering the air-way during swallowing.

6 Larynx It is at the upper end of the trachea. It is composed of 5 pieces of cartilage: the vocal cords. The vocal cords vibrate to produce sound whenever air tension passes over them.

7 Trachea A flexible pipe-like structure supporting by C-shaped ring of cartilage. Mucosa secreting mucus is lining in the inner wall of trachea. Cilia are found on the mucosa. Movement of cilia remove any foreign object or mucus from the trachea.

8 Bronchi The trachea divides to form two bronchi: ~ right bronchus  right lungs ~ left bronchus  left lungs The bronchus divides repeatedly into bronchioles inside each lungs. The bronchioles lead into air sacs eventually.

9 Lungs It is the place for gaseous exchange: exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen between environment and organism. Within each lung: Bronchus  smaller bronchioles  air sacs & alveolus

10 Features of alveoli Large surface area Thin wall Moist surface Rich supplied with blood capillaries

11 Pleural membrane It is a sheet of smooth membrane. It covers the outside surface of the lungs and the inside surface of the thorax. It consists of two layers: ~ inner pleura ~ outer pleura Pleural cavity is present between the pleurae. Pleural fluid fills the pleural cavity. Pleural fluid reduce friction between pleurae during breathing.

12 Ventilation It is the passage of air into and out of the respiratory tract. Breathing is the act. It consists of ~ inspiration( breathe in) ~ expiration(breathe out)

13 Accessories for ventilation Diaphragm ~ fibrous sheet of tissue ~ dome shape when it relaxes (expiration) ~ flatten when it contracts(inspiration) Intercostal muscle ~ muscle between ribs Anterior abdominal wall

14 Inspiration Diaphragm: contracts and flattens Anterior abdominal wall: relaxes Thoracic volume:  Pressure in pleural cavity:  Movement of air: into the lungs Shape of the lungs : inflated

15 Expiration Diaphragm: relaxes and becomes dome shape Anterior abdominal wall: contracts Thoracic volume:  Pressure in pleural cavity:  Movement of air: forced out of the lungs Shape of lungs: deflated

16 Lung volume and capacitites Tidal volume Inspiratory reserve volume Expiratory reserve volume Vital capacity Residual volume Dead space Total lung capacity

17 Tidal volume The amount of air moves in or out of the lungs with a single breath at rest. It is about 0.5 L.

18 Inspiratory reserve volume The amount of air that can be taken into the lungs over and above the tidal volume. It is about 1.5 L.

19 Expiratory reserve volume The extra amount of air that can be forced out after a normal expiration. It is about 1.5 L.

20 Vital capacity The greatest volume of air that can be expired after a maximum inspiratory effort. It is about 3.5L.

21 Residual volume The amount of air remain in the lung even after forced expiration. It is about 1.5L.

22 Dead space The volume of inspired air which cannot reach lungs for gaseous exchange and remains in the respiratory tract. It is about 0.15L.

23 Total lung capacity Vital capacity + residual volume. It is about 5 L.

24 Transport of gases Haemoglobin is the most common example of respiratory pigment. Haemoglobin is an iron-containing pigment (haem group). Haemoglobin is confined to red blood cells

25 Transport of oxygen Low O 2 tension Hb + O 2 HbO 2 + O 2 HbO 4 + O 2 HbO 6 + O 2 High O 2 tension

26 Transport of oxygen At the lungs: ~ amount of oxygen (PO 2 ) is huge ~ oxygen binds to haemoglobin(Hb) to form oxyhaemoglobin ~ nearly 95% of Hb is saturated with oxygen ~ 100% saturation of haemoglobin is rarely achieved

27 Transport of oxygen At tissue: ~ amount of oxygen(PO 2 ) is limited ~ haemoglobin cannot binds with the oxygen ~ oxyhaemoglobin dissociates and release oxygen to the tissue cells

28 S-shaped curve The oxygen dissociation curve is S-shaped (sigmoid). The shape of haem group distorts as O 2 combines with the Hb. The distortion enhances further attachment of O 2 to Hb. The more the O2 that have been loaded, the faster further attachment.

29 S-shaped curve The first O2 is released to the tissues very rapidly. But the second, third and fourth O2 are given up much less readily.  The S-shaped oxygen dissociation curve provides the mechanism for fast loading and unloading of oxygen.

30 Factors affecting the oxygen dissociation curve I Acidity (Carbon dioxide concentration) ~  PCO 2,  efficiency at taking up O 2 by Hb, but  efficiency at releasing it. e.g. At muscle and liver ~ high respiration rate of the cells ~ rapid release of O2 from the blood supplying them

31 Factors affecting the oxygen dissociation curve II Temperature ~  blood temperature,  affinity of Hb for O 2  unloading of O 2 from the Hb e.g. oxygen dissociate from Hb efficiently and rapidly in endotherms(warm blooded animal) than in ectotherms(cold blooded animal).

32 Factors affecting the oxygen dissociation curve III Altitude ~  altitude,  volume of O2 in the atmosphere,  affinity of Hb for O2 Size of animal ~  size,  affinity of affinity for O2  unloads it more readily

33 Factors affecting the oxygen dissociation curve IV Fetal haemoglobin ~ the fetal haemoglobin has a higher affinity for O2 than maternal haemoglobin; ~ the fetal blood pick up O2 from maternal blood across the placenta readily.

34 Factors affecting the oxygen dissociation curve V Carbon monoxide ~ the affinity of Hb for carbon monoside is several hundred times as great as it is for O 2 ; ~ Hb will combines with any carbon monoxide available in preference to O 2  As little as 0.1% carbon monoxide is dangerous, it causes asphyxiation.

35 Factors affecting the oxygen dissociation curve VI Myoglobin ~ It release O 2 only when the O 2 concentration falls very low; ~ myoglobin stores O 2 in the muscle and releases in an emergency case.

36 Transport of carbon dioxide In plasma (5%) ~ carbonic acid forms in this process ~ the acid influences the plasma pH greatly Enter red blood cells(95%)

37 Control of ventilation Breathing centre Chemoreceptors Baroreceptors Stretch receptors Voluntary control Effect of carbon dioxide on breathing rate Effect of oxygen

38 Breathing centre It is in the medulla oblongata of the brain. It sends impulses to the intercostal muscle and diaphragm. The muscle respond by bringing thorcic movements. It consists of inspiratory centre and expiratory centre.

39 Chemoreceptors They are located in the carotid and aortic bodies of the blood system. When concentration of carbon dioxide , they discharge impulses to the respiratory centre.

40 Baroreceptors They are located at the carotid artery and aorta. They detect the change of blood pressure.  Blood pressure, the baroreceptor discharge impulse to respiratory centre,  rate and depth of breathing.

41 Stretch receptors They are located in the wall of alveoli. Lung expand  stimulates the stretch receptors  impulses to the respiratory centre  switches off the inspiratory centre.

42 Voluntary control The rate and depth of breathing can be controlled by our mind. Cerebrum sends impulses to the breathing centre.

43 Effect of carbon dioxide  acidity (  carbon dioxide concentration)  Respiratory centre send impulses  Diaphragm & intercostal muscle in general,  PCO 2,  fast & large ventilation

44 Effect of oxygen The respiratory centre is insensitive to oxygen concentration in blood. The chemoreceptors only respond to serious decrease in oxygen concentration. The regulation of breathing depends primarily on accumulation of carbon dioxide and not only lack of oxygen.


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