Breathing Rate Essay

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Controlling Rate of respiration Pre –lab Questions 1. What are the main differences in the composition of inhaled and exhaled air? Inhaled air contains more oxygen used to create energy and less carbon dioxide than exhaled air. Also, more carbon dioxide produced as a waste product of energy production and less oxygen as it has been used in respiration 2. What volume of air is exchanged at a normal, relaxed breathing rate? Approximately 500ml directly correlating to the age of the person. Predictions Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a gas that's always present in the blood. It is the waste product generated as the human body uses up oxygen, and it is expelled from the lungs when during exhalation. At normal levels, its presence has no measurable adverse effects, but if breathing is compromised or exposed to large amounts of this gas, it is predicted that an individual may start feeling nauseous, or suffocate in the process. Data Table NAME | RESTING | HOLDING BREATH | HYPERVENTILATION | PAPER BAG | | Alex | 17/min | 25/min | 27/min | 31/min | | Alvin | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | | Amelia | 15/min | 12/min | 7min | 20/min | | Andrea | 14/min | 29/min | 35/min | 38/min | | April | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | | Brian | 14/min | 12/min | 14/min | 12/min | | Claudia | 20/min | 35.3/min | 43.3/min | 53.3/min | | Hannah | 20/min | 39/min | 28/min | 34/min | | John | 14/min | 10/min | 12/min | 15/min | | Luke | 15/min | 20/min | 19/min | 14/min | | Maegan | 24/min | 28/min | 21/min | 26/min | | Mara | 14/min | 30/min | 26/min | 40/min | | Paulina | 13/min | 26/min | 29/min | 30/min | | Sabrina | 19/min | N/A | N/A | N/A | | Sebastian | 33.3/min | 51/min | 33.3/min | 38.3/min | | Selena | 24.5/min | 36.7/min | 40/min | 43.3/min | | Shana | 14/min | 34/min | 15/min | 17/min | | Tania | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

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