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Respiratory System and Breathing

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  • Q1
    Which of the following is NOT true about the retropharyngeal space?
    Is a potential space between the posterior wall of the pharynx and muscles covering the vertebral column
    It connects the oropharynx with the trachea
    Provides a pathway for the spread of infection from the base of the skull into the mediastinum, where it may result in fatal mediastinitis
    May be the site of abscess formation, producing difficulty swallowing
  • Q2
    What nerve innervates the intrinsic muscles of the larynx?
    Trigeminal Nerve
    Phrenic Nerve
    Vagus Nerve
    Mandibular Branch
  • Q3
    ______________ refers to individuals with shortness of breath and occurs in people with asthma, emphysema or with heart failure.
  • Q4
    Which of the following describes the process of forced expiration during breathing?
    The volume of thorax and lungs is decreased to create a positive intrathoracic pressure
    The thorax widens
    There is an increase in intrathoracic volume, creating negative intrathoracic pressure
    The external intercostal muscle contract, elevating ribs and carrying sternum upward and forward
  • Q5
    A respiratory portion (lower respiratory tract) within the lung specialized for the exchange of gases between air and blood consists of all of the following except?
    Alveolar ducts
    Respiratory bronchioles

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