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1. What is the Adams Apple?
2. What forms the lump?
3. Is the lump clearly visible and palpable in men or women.
4. What is its function?

1 .Technically known as the laryngeal prominence.
2. The lump is formed by the angle of the thyroid cartilage surrounding the larynx.
3. It is larger in adult men, in whom it is usually clearly visible and palpable.
4..The Adam's apple, in conjunction with the thyroid cartilage which forms it, helps to protect the walls and the frontal part of the larynx, including the vocal chords (which are located directly behind it).

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1. What is agonal respiration?
2. Is it inadequate or inadequate breathing?
3. What type of ventilation is provided for agonal respiration?
4. What do you check immediately if agonal respirations are found in a patient who does not seem to be in cardiac arrest?
5. what are possible causes
6. Why is Agonal breathing considered an extremely serious medical sign requiring immediate medical attention?

1. Abnormal pattern of breathing characterized by gasping, labored breathing, accompanied by strange vocalizations and myoclonus.
2. Inadequate
3. Positive pressure ventilation
4. Pulse
5. Cerebral ischemia, extreme hypoxia or even anoxia
6. The condition generally progresses to complete apnea and heralds death.

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What is Alveolar Ventilation?

1. Alveolar ventilation (or ventilation rate) is the rate at which gas enters or leaves the lung.