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how does the respiratory system help maintain homeostasis?

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Dr. Neal Handly
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
This is complex: By exhaling you get rid of co2 which helps control acidity, inhaling you bring in o2 energy metabolism. Inhaling and exhaling affect blood return to the heart as well as may affect the release of stress hormones probably an hour lecture to med students to cover.

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