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S12 Respiration – Apnea

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In Respiration 1, students observe physiologic modifications of the respiratory cycle associated with voluntarily increasing and decreasing blood carbon dioxide content by holding breath and hyperventilating. Students will qualitatively determine changes in respiratory minute volume by recording and analyzing EMGs from respiratory muscles of the thorax.

Experimental Objectives

  1. To observe and record EMGs from thoracic respiratory skeletal muscle during eupnea, or normal unlabored breathing at rest.
  2. To record changes in the EMG associated with modifications in the rate and depth of the respiratory cycle that occur before, during, and after periods of apnea vera and voluntary apnea and to compare those changes to eupnea.

Tasks Performed by the Student

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Lesson Hardware

This lesson requires a Biopac Science Lab (MP40) System and the following hardware. If your BScL System does not include all hardware items, expand your system by selecting required items below.

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