Passive Exhalation Process in Quiet Breathing

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What is the primary function of the respiratory system?

Supplying the body with oxygen and eliminating carbon dioxide

During which respiratory phase does external respiration occur?

Exchange of gases between alveoli and pulmonary capillaries

What is the role of elastic fibers in breathing?

To help in the recoil of the lungs and thoracic cage

Which process requires an input of energy?


What stimulates the diaphragm during breathing?

Phrenic nerves

Which phase of breathing takes advantage of recoil properties of elastic fiber?


Learn about the passive process of exhalation during quiet breathing, where no muscular contractions are involved. Discover how elastic recoil of the chest wall and lungs play a key role in the exhalation process.

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