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What would be expected if the amount of interstitial fluid surrounding the capillary beds of the lungs were to
The amount of oxygen entering the circulation from the lungs would decrease.
Organisms in which a circulating body fluid is distinct from the fluid that directly surrounds the bodyʹs cells are likely to have which of the following?
a closed circulatory system
In which animal does blood flow from the pulmocutaneous circulation to the heart before circulating through the rest of the body?
Which of the following are the only vertebrates in which blood flows directly from respiratory organs to body tissues without first returning to the heart?
To adjust blood pressure independently in the capillaries of the gas-exchange surface and in the capillaries of the general body circulation, an organism would need a(n)
Diffusion rate is proportional to the square of the distance molecules/ions travel. Which of the following would therefore be preferable for a mid-size multicellular organism?
a system to circulate gases, nutrients, and wastes to and from cells
An anthropologist discovers fossilized animal remains that give strong evidence that the organism had a large, well-formed, most likely 4-chambered heart, with no connection between the right and left sides. Which of the following could most reasonably be hypothesized from this observation?
that the animal had a high energy requirement and was endothermic
Which of the following would be described as a portal system?
vessel or vessels connecting two capillary beds
A human red blood cell in an artery of the left arm is on its way to deliver oxygen to a cell in the thumb. From this point in the artery, how many capillary beds must this red blood cell pass through before it returns to the left ventricle of the heart?
Which sequence of blood flow can be observed in either a reptile or a mammal?
vena cava → right atrium → ventricle → pulmonary circuit
A patient has a blood pressure of 120/75, a pulse rate of 40 beats/min, a stroke volume of 70 mL/beat, and a respiratory rate of 25 breaths/min. This personʹs cardiac output per minute will be
Damage to the sinoatrial node in humans
would disrupt the rate and timing of cardiac muscle contractions.
If the atrioventricular node could be surgically removed from the heart without disrupting signal transmission to the Purkinje fibers, what would be the effect?
Atria and ventricles would contract at about the same time.
The average resting stroke volume of the heart is 70 mL and it beats ~72 times per minute. This would result in which cardiac output?
Where are semilunar valves to be found in the mammalian heart?
at the places where the anterior and posterior venae cavae enter
Why is the velocity of blood flow the lowest in capillaries?
The total surface area of the capillaries is larger than the total surface area of the arterioles.
Which of the following is correct for a blood pressure reading of 130/80?
The systolic pressure is 130 and The diastolic pressure is 80.
What is the reason that fluid is forced from the bloodstream to the surrounding tissues at the arteriole end of systemic capillaries?
The hydrostatic pressure of the blood is greater than the osmotic pressure of the blood.
If, during protein starvation, the osmotic pressure on the venous side of capillary beds drops below the hydrostatic pressure, then
fluids will tend to accumulate in tissues.
What would be the long-term effect if the lymphatic vessels associated with a capillary bed were to become blocked?
Fluid would accumulate in interstitial areas.
A species has a normal resting systolic blood pressure of >260 mm Hg. What is the most probable hypothesis?
The animal has a very long distance between heart and brain.
Dialysis patients, who will have blood withdrawn, dialyzed, then replaced, are always weighed when they enter the facility and then weighed carefully again before they leave. What is the most likely explanation for this requirement?
Even small changes in body weight may signify changes in blood volume and therefore blood pressure.
Large proteins such as albumin remain in capillaries rather than diffusing out. Which of the following does this cause?
creation of an osmotic pressure difference across capillary walls
A blood vessel has the following characteristics: outer layer of connective tissue, a thick layer of smooth muscle with elastic fibers, no valves. It is which of the following?
Which of the following is used to diagnose hypertension in adults?
blood pressure of >140 mm Hg systolic and/or >90 diastolic
Which of the following is a function of plasma proteins in humans?
maintenance of blood osmotic pressure
Cyanide acts as a mitochondrial poison by blocking the final step in the electron transport chain. What will happen to human red blood cells if they are placed in an isotonic solution containing cyanide?
The cells will probably be unaffected.
Which of the following is a normal event in the process of blood clotting?
activation of prothrombin to thrombin
Which of the following is predicted in someone who smokes and whose diet includes significant trans fats?
increased blood vessel inflammation
Which of the following features do all gas exchange systems have in common?
The exchange surfaces are moist.
Why is gas exchange more difficult for aquatic animals with gills than for terrestrial animals with lungs?
Water contains much less O2 than air per unit volume.
Which of the following is an example of countercurrent exchange?
the flow of water across the gills of a fish and that of blood within those gills
An oil-water mixture is used as a spray against mosquitoes. How might this spray also affect gas exchange in other insects?
The oil might block the openings into the tracheal system.
A group of students was designing an experiment to test the effect of smoking on grass frogs. They hypothesized that to keep the frogs in a smoke-filled environment for defined periods would result in lung cancer in the animals. However, when they searched for previously published information to shore up their hypothesis, they discovered they were quite wrong in their original assessment. Even though they were never going to go ahead with their experiment (so as not to harm frogs needlessly) they knew that a more likely outcome would be which of the following?
Some human infants, especially those born prematurely, suffer serious respiratory failure. This most probably relates to which of the following?
inadequate production of surfactant
Air rushes into the lungs of humans during inhalation because
the rib muscles and diaphragm contract, increasing the lung volume.
Which of the following occurs with the exhalation of air from human lungs?
The volume of the thoracic cavity decreases.
Which of the following lung volumes would be different in a person at rest compared with when the person exercises?
A person with a tidal volume of 450 mL, a vital capacity of 4,000 mL, and a residual volume of 1,000 mL would have a potential total lung capacity of
Why is the respiratory system of a bird more efficient than the human respiratory system?
The bird respiratory system does not mix exhaled air with inhaled air.
The blood level of which gas is most important in controlling human respiration rate?
At sea level, atmospheric pressure is 760 mm Hg. Oxygen gas is approximately 21% of the total gases in the atmosphere. What is the approximate partial pressure of oxygen?
160.0 mm Hg
At the summit of a high mountain, the atmospheric pressure is 380 mm Hg. If the atmosphere is still composed of 21% oxygen, what is the partial pressure of oxygen at this altitude?
80 mm Hg
The Bohr shift on the oxygen-hemoglobin dissociation curve is produced by changes in
How is most of the carbon dioxide transported by the blood in humans?
Hydrogen ions produced in human red blood cells are prevented from significantly lowering pH by combining with
How does the hemocyanin of arthropods and molluscs differ from the hemoglobin of mammals?
Hemocyanin has protein coupled to copper rather than iron.
In an animal species known for endurance running rather than fast sprinting, which of the following would you expect?
a much higher rate of oxygen consumption for its size
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