at a Glance

Jeremy P. T. Ward, Roger W. A. Linden

Multiple Choice: Chapter 29 Lung mechanics

Question 29.1Which of the following statements is true?

A The change in the volume of the lungs with pressure is a measure of their compliance
B The total compliance of the chest is determined solely by the compliance of the lungs
C The recoil of the lungs assists inspiration
D Pulmonary surfactant maintains a constant low surface tension in the alveoli