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Which one is the only complete cartilaginous ring in the trachea?
Cricoid cartilage of the larynx.
What marks the division of the mainstem bronchi?
The carina
What are the cartilages of the larynx?
3 unpaired: thyroid, cricoid, epiglottis
3 paired: aretynoid, cuneiform, corniculate
Which muscle is used for the adduction/abduction of the vocal ligaments?
Lateral arytenoid muscle is responsible for the adduction of the vocal ligaments. The posterior cricoaryteniod is responsible for the abduction of the vocal ligaments.
What are the risk factors for developing neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (NRDS)?
Deficiency of surfactant: prematurity (gestational age of < 28 weeks), maternal diabetes, multiple births, or C-section delivery.
Forced vital capacity
Total amount of air expelled after a maximal inspiration