Physiology of normal breathing vs mechanical ventilation

Our lungs have 23 generations of airway branches. Surface area increases as we travel deeper within the lung. The functional unit of the lungs are the alveoli, responsible for oxygenation and ventilation, which together have a surface area of around 70 m².

For healthy individuals, total lung capacity (TLC, after maximal inspiration) is 6–8 liters. Residual volume…

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Jessica

Jessica

I'm an intensivist and clinical pharmacologist, spreading the love for and knowledge of acute and critical care medicine on YouTube https://crit-ic.com/