how are inspiration and expiration......

Asked by himanshum | 30th Sep, 2008, 10:54: AM

Expert Answer:

Inspiration and expiration are part of the breathing process in humans.

The process of respiration involves two major processes: inspiration and expiration.

During inspiration, the inspiratory muscles contract, the diaphragm descends, and the rib cage rises. The thoracic cavity volume increases, stretching the lungs, and the intrapulmonary volume increases. This causes the intrapulmonary pressure to drop. Air flows into the lungs until the intrapulmonary pressure equals the atmospheric pressure.

During expiration, the inspiratory muscles relax, the diaphragm rises, and the rib cage descends. The thoracic cavity volume decreases, causing the the lungs to recoil, and the intrapulmonary volume decreases. This causes the intrapulmonary pressure to rise, and the air flows out of the lungs until the intrapulmonary pressure equals the atmospheric pressure

Answered by  | 30th Sep, 2008, 02:38: PM

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