Test your knowledge on lung pressures and lung compliance.... Quiz Statistics and Answer Key

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Intra-pleural pressure is always negative in a healthy adult
The correct answer is "True"

The positive intra-alveolar pressure aids the inflow of air during inspiration
The correct answer is "False"

At the functional residual capacity, trans-lung pressure is the negative of trans-chest wall pressure
The correct answer is "True"

Lung compliance is the pressure change in the lungs per unit volume change
The correct answer is "False"

Lung compliance of a 10 year old child is different from that of a young adult
The correct answer is "True"

Compliance of the respiratory system can be calculated by summing up the compliance of the lungs and the chest wall
The correct answer is "False"

Lung compliance is highest, when the lung volume is closer to FRC
The correct answer is "True"

Negativity of the intra-pleural pressure is contributed by the outward recoil of the chest wall
The correct answer is "True"