This is Part 1 of a two-part series on the respiratory system (the lungs!). In Part 1, we will cover the three main functions of the respiratory system: gas exchange, thermoregulation and protection against disease. We will also be reviewing key molecules of the lungs, like elastin and surfactant, and common respiratory diseases, such as COPD.
Respiratory System Part 1
At a glance
Know your basic gas laws surrounding volume, pressure, and partial pressure
Apply knowledge fundamentals to possible lung disorders like COPD, collapsed lungs, and edema
Luna anatomy and function
Expiration and inspiration
Elastin and surfactant
Gas exchange and the partial pressure gradient
On the MCAT
The respiratory system is not a high yield area, but it is heavily integrated into other systems (like the circulatory and renal systems)
Some respiratory questions may be disorder based. You don't need to be a physician to figure out possible cuases, but you do have to pay attention to question stem information!
I think these webinars are really helpful! I like how they’re styled like a TED talk, so they don’t interfere with the day, but they’re really helpful review 🙂
I found everything helpful about these webinars: the explanations, the illustrations, just everything!
Amazing material conveyed concisely and in great detail!
The wealth of information and sample questions are great.
Need help on the MCAT?Contact us