V

Spinal cord

Effectors

' Phrenic and intercostal nerves

Muscles of respiration

Ventilatory requirement

(CO2 production, O2 consumption)

Airway resistance

Lung elastic recoil

Chest wall elastic recoil Diaphragm

Load

Ventilatory requirement

(CO2 production, O2 consumption)

Airway resistance

Lung elastic recoil

Chest wall elastic recoil Diaphragm

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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