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Dr. Andrew Poleszak
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Give you O2: Without oxygen you are dead in 40 secunds.

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Dr. Steven Weintraub
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Exchange gases: The lungs are the major organs of your respiratory system. When you breath in, you take oxygen in through your lungs and when you breath out, you expe... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
To maintain: a normal oxygen level and get rid of carbon dioxide, which is a waste product. It also helps maintain acid base balance.
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Dr. Donald Elton
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Lung prevention: the most important thing you can do is to not smoke .
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 39 years experience
Get oxygen to blood: Respiration is the process of bringing oxygen into the lungs and exhaling carbon dioxide out of them. Once inside the lungs, the oxygen crosses cell m... Read More
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Dr. Janak Acharya
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Mucus: Mucus secretion coats the passages keeping them moist, facilitating gas exchange and removal of debris.
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Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 19 years experience
Hmm. Are you talking: ventilation or respiration? systemic or cellular? You've got the airway & lungs. But you need the diaphragm to create negative pressure to inhale ... Read More
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Upper respiratory: structures include the sinuses, nasal passages, throat, pharynx, tonsils and vocal cords. Other than allowing passage of Oxygenated air, it is rich ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Oxygen and CO2: Oxygen is needed for your cells to live, and when they burn calories using oxygen they generate co2. Too much co2 is toxic to the brain and it must be... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Strength, efficiency: Exercise strengthens the muscles of respiration, they also become more efficient and conditioned through exercise as well.

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