Anatomy & Physiology Respiratory #8

Question

When providing education regarding the process of respiration, which participant response requires additional teaching?

Answers

  1. “The process of breathing is also referred to as respirations.”
    • Rationale:

      This statement is correct regarding the process of respirations. Another term that can be used synonymously with respirations is breathing; therefore, this participant response does not require additional teaching.

  2. “The process of respiration causes the formation of carbon deposits on the lungs.”
    • Rationale:

      While respiration includes gas exchange (oxygen and carbon dioxide), this process does not cause carbon deposits on the lungs; therefore, this participant statement indicates a need for additional teaching.

  3. “The process of respiration includes gas exchange between the lungs and the blood.”
    • Rationale:

      This statement is correct regarding the process of respirations. This process does include gas exchange between the lungs and the blood; therefore, this participant response does not require additional teaching.

  4. “The process of respiration includes gas exchange between blood and the cells of the body.”
    • Rationale:

      This statement is correct regarding the process of respirations. This process does include gas exchange between the blood and the cells of the body; therefore, this participant response does not require additional teaching.

Overview

Respiration is defined as the act of inhaling and exhaling air to exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

The process of respiration, also referred to as breathing, includes gas exchange. This gas exchange occurs between the lungs and the blood and the blood and the cells of the body. While the gases exchanged include both oxygen and carbon dioxide, the process of respiration does not cause the formation of carbon deposits on the lungs.

Test Taking Tip

“Requires additional teaching” indicates that the correct answer choice is an incorrect participant statement.

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