Alveolar Ventilation


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Alveolar Ventilation
Alveolar VentilationAlveolar ventilation is the exchange of gas between the alveoli and the external environment. It can be measured as the volume of fresh air entering (and leaving) the alveoli each minute. Oxygen from the atmosphere enters the lungs through this ventilation and CO2 from the venous blood returns to the atmosphere. Physicians and biomedical engineers often discuss alveolar ventilation in terms of standard lung volumes. These standard lung volumes are represented graphically in Fig. 3.2.
Standard lung volumes as measured by a spirometer.
Citation
Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Alveolar Ventilation, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export