Covers information about the lungs and respiratory system, trachea and bronchi, what the lungs and respiratory system do, respiration, problems of the lungs and respiratory system, other conditions, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory diseases of newborns, and additional conditions.
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Following an opening segment on the importance of oxygen to the human body, this program studies the structure and function of the respiratory system. Topics include the anatomy of the upper respiratory tract, the lower respiratory tract, and the alveoli; the diffusion of gas molecules through the walls of the alveoli and capillaries, and the effect of high altitude on the diffusion process; and the mechanics of breathing via the bulk flow transport process.