Breathing Air Volume

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Every living thing has a special characteristic that is breathable, not to mention humans. Humans breathe using breathing organ that is in outline through the nose, throat, and lungs. Human lung volume (capacity) is limited to accommodate the air and carrying different kind, Any? Admin rangkumkan following explanation of an adult human respiratory air volume.

Respiratory air volume is divided into six sections, as follows:
  1. Tidal Volume is the usual respiratory air volume, the volume is approximately 500 cc or 500 ml. That is the volume of air that is inserted or removed by the lungs while doing regular breathing (perfunctory, not excluded as much as possible and do not put as much).
  2. Expiratory Reserve Volume or can be called with a supplementary air is the air that they can be issued to the maximum by the lungs after an ordinary expiration, the volume is approximately 1500 cc or 1500 ml. Simply put, namely the volume of air that we can remove as much as possible.
  3. Inspiratory Reserve Volume or can be called with complementary air is the air they can be inhaled optimally by the lungs after a regular inspiration, the volume is approximately 1500 cc or 1500 ml. In simple terms, the volume of air that we breathe as much as possible.
  4. Residual Volumeor the residual volume is the volume remaining in the lungs after a maximal expiration, the volume is approximately 1000 cc or 1000 ml.
  5. Vital capacity is the volume of air that can be exhaled (issued) to the maximum after a maximal inspiration. Through these definitions, we can conclude that the vital capacity of the lungs magnitude Tidal Volume + Volume + Volume Reserves Reserves Inspiration Expiration, ie 500 + 1500 + 1500 = 3000 cc or 3000 ml.
  6. Total Lung Volume is the maximum capacity that can be accommodated by the lungs, the volume is vital capacity + residual volume (Residual Volume) is 3,500 cc + 1000 cc = 4,500 cc or 4,500 ml.
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Adapted from
  • Ssupardianningsih, et al. 2015 Moments of Natural Sciences of the National Examination SMP / MTs 2015/2016. Klaten: Intan Pariwara.
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