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17 THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: GAS EXCHANGE AND REGULATION OF BREATHING
Overview of the Pulmonary Circulation
Cells of the body consume approx. 250mL of O2 and produce approx. 200mL CO2 each minute when at rest.
Average adult male inhales 6000mL of air per minute, 4200mL of which reaches the alveoli. 360 000mL of O2
per day.
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