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1

Explain Boyle's law (law of gases)

When the volume of a container increases, the pressure decreases

When the volume of a container decreases, the pressure increases

2

how much fluid is in the pleural space?

about 50cc

3

What is the pressure of the pleural space on inspiration?

-8 cm inspriation

4

What is the pressure of the pleural space on expiration?

-4cm on expiration