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  1. P

    Albuterol and Systemic impact

    Not sure which forum to post in, so I'll try here, and move me if you need to! Question about Albuterol or other SABAs: If IV route is used for asthma unresponsive to inhaler or neb, would the B2 receptors in the skeletal muscles around the body also dilate? If so, how does that then reconcile...
  2. StrongBeliever

    Is my understanding on the negativity of intrapleural pressure CORRECT?

    so in my textbook it says, 'intrapleural pressure is more negative in the apex of the lung than in the base'. Now cos the alveoli in the apex is larger, there's less space in the intrapleural space, and therefore the pressure within the intrapleural space increases or 'more negative'? From...
  3. SterlingMaloryArcher

    MD & DO Is the mediastinum an airtight cavity or is it just a defined imaginary area?

    I've always wondered but I have to propose a new medical device (you have to at the end of this class I'm taking, where you pitch it to BMEngineers. I doubt they're really expecting anything actually worthwhile from undergrads but I thought why not take it seriously and see what comes of it.)...
  4. D

    Pulmonary surfactant and lung collapse

    I had a question on pulmonary collapse and surfactants I know that surfactants reduce the surface tension of the alveoli fluid because by adding the surfactant the hydrophilic molecules are able to move away underneath this surfactant if we apply a force and therefore they aren't that resistant...
  5. B

    Ksp and Common Ion Effect Question Kaplan Q Banks

    Question: Solid silver chloride (Ksp=1.8x10-10) was added to the vascular fluid in order to increase its osmotic pressure. How much of the silver chloride can be added to solution before the vascular fluid becomes contaminated with silver chloride precipitant In the passage it states that...