BIOM5001 / BMG5101 - Assignment #3
- The oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve shifts right with increasing
temperature, and left with decreasing temperature. Describe a scenario
in which this is a good thing, and explain why.
- Based on the figure given on page 9.10 of the second set of
notes, we saw that FRC varies with posture. Based on the chest
wall PV curve, show how abdominal mass will change the various
- A subject has RL= 0.2 kPa⋅s/L and CL=
She is breathing sinusoidally with a VT of 1L at 10 breaths/min.
Show the shape of the Flow/Volume and Pressure/Volume loops.
What will happen if VT changes to 0.5L at 20 breaths/min?
Pick one disease from the list in the article on
Show each of the three models
(Static mechanical model (Slide 11.7),
Airflow mechanical model model (Slide 11.6),
Oxygen transport model (Slide 11.4) )
and discuss which parameters change and
how that contributes to the disease
Pick one type of
Using the models and the repiratory failure disease
you chose in the previous question, show a graph of
Pawo, Ppl, VL and
V'L (flow) as a function of time.
Discuss briefly what is happening in the ventilator
and one advantage of the ventilator mode.
$Date: 2008-11-07 06:41:50 -0500 (Fri, 07 Nov 2008) $