ADAM Interactive Physiology: Respiratory System

ADAM Interactive Physiology: Respiratory System

ADAM Interactive Physiology: Respiratory System PC MAC CD learn about lungs body 






Co-developed by Benjamin/Cummings Publishing, the Interactive Physiology series software significantly enriches the teaching environment by providing visual understanding of complex topics. For use as both a presentation and teaching tool in the classroom, as well as a study tool for students, these CD-ROMs feature four color animations, sound, video, and extensive interactive quizzes that thoroughly explain difficult physiology concepts, many of which occur at the cellular and molecular level.

Respiratory System

Anatomy Review: Respiratory Structures. Using an overview diagram, the flow of air is traced from the external nares to the lungs. A Baboon analogy demonstrates the relationship between the visceral and parietal pleurae. Detailed art follows the flow of air from the bronchial tree all the way to the alveolus. Animations illustrate the types of cells in the alveolus, showing alveolar macrophages in action! The quizzes include labeling exercises and a clinical question about pulmonary edema.

Pulmonary Ventilation. This topic first demonstrates the relationship between volume and pressure. The movements of the thoracic cavity are correlated with graphs and gauges showing pressure changes in the lungs. Students are asked to predict the effect of pneumothorax on the lungs. The topic discusses airway resistance, and uses a baboon analogy to show lung compliance. In the quiz, students must sequence the events of inspiration and expiration, reinflate a lung, as well as correlate pressure graphs with airflow.

Gas Exchange. After introducing gas laws, this topic explains the factors affecting gas exchange in the lungs and tissues. Also, animations illustrate the effect of gas levels on the bronchioles and arterioles. In the quiz, students must correctly identify gas values in the lungs and tissues, and apply their knowledge of gas laws and gas exchange to make predictions.

Gas Transport. This topic discusses the different forms to which oxygen and carbon dioxide are carried in the body. The important oxygen-hemoglobin dissociation curve is presented in a dynamic manner, and has a predictable question to test understanding. The animations enliven the chemistry, making the molecules more than mere symbols. The quiz tests student knowledge with challenging labeling and sorting exercises, as well as predictable questions.

Control of Respiration. This topic illustrates the underlying importance of homeostasis in the control of respiration. Through flowcharts, the topic walks students through the feedback loop that controls respiration. The topic discusses the effects of hyper- and hypoventilation. The quiz tests understanding of these concepts by asking students to make predictions and also to manipulate elements in the flowcharts.

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