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 ...