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Course 5 Respiratory System

Course 5 Respiratory System

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Published by: Mohammad_Islam87 on Jan 18, 2009
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Respiratory failureRespiratory failure
nability to transfer oxygen and/or carbon dioxidebetween the atmoshere and the blood
The major function of the lung is to get oxygen into thebody and carbon dioxide out.
 
DefinitionsDefinitions
acute respiratory failure occurs when:
pulmonary system is no longer able to meet themetabolic demands of the body
hypoxaemic respiratory failure:
PaO
2
 
50 mm Hg when breathing room air 
hypercapnic respiratory failure:
PaCO
2
50 mm Hg.
 
Oxygen inOxygen in
Depends on
P
A
O
2
Diffusing capacity
Perfusion
Ventilation-perfusion matching

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