I have read here that the two major inhalation muscles are the (1) diaphragm and the (2) external intercostals. Additionally, inhalation can also be caused by (1) expansion of the abdominal cavity, ...
I had this question in my mind and tried to think of why we would evolve to be able to control our breath. I remembered the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, which makes a lot of sense and would explain it, ...
This is the title of this blog post followed by this other good post. I'm particularly anti-tobacco-smoke, at the point of not always considering other pollution, and this article shows how this kind ...
When someone has a opiate overdose, they can have no or almost no pulse and can have shallow breathing or stop breathing. When you stop breathing (for example) by drowning, you can survive for a long ...
On Wikipedia, EPOC is defined as: Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC, informally called afterburn) is a measurably increased rate of oxygen intake following strenuous activity intended ...
During inspiration I am aware that the diaphragm and the external intercostal muscles contract, thus increasing the volume of the thoracic cavity. However, I read on my textbook that during ...