Symptoms And Treatment Of Respiratory Diseases

1565 Words Jun 18th, 2015 7 Pages
Introduction of the respiratory system in health and disease
The module introduced knowledge on the respiratory anatomy and physiology, and how it relates to respiratory diseases. In addition, it induced array of symptoms and signs of respiratory diseases, and their pathogenesis and aetiology. Respiratory diseases are an epidemic in developing countries, with high mortality rates such as tuberculosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. it’s important for biomedical scientists, to understand the symptoms and treatment strategies. The lecture focused on diagnostic methods such as lung function testing, and its measurements. The respiratory system is a collective group of organs that facilitate oxygenated processes and removal of carbon dioxide as by product via the blood. Principle muscle mechanics of breathing and physiology of gas exchange was revision for me (expiration and inspiration) as well as the conducting airway systems. Respiratory system is indulged in many homeostatic processes like gas exchange and PH maintenance. Cells require oxygen for energy production in the form of ATP to carry out the life processes.
What was new to me was knowing that the medulla is the respiratory control centre, and that an array of receptors such as chemoreceptor’s, control and influence respiration by detecting changes of carbon dioxide concentrations in the blood an monitoring of blood gas levels. Another important point was the transport mechanisms of Oxygen and carbon…
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