What is the waste product given off in the gas exchange between air and blood in the alveoli?
Carbon Dioxide. (CO2 )
The Diffusion is the exchange of oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) between the alveoli and the blood. So blood that is pumping through the capillaries in the lungs has a low concentration of O2 and a high concentration of CO2, in the alveoli it is high concentration O2 low concentration CO2. Therefore the 2 gases exchange across the alveoli membrane by diffusion trying to establish a concentration gradient.
Alveoli is the plural of alveolus. This is the name of the microscopic air sacs in the lungs where inspired gas comes in contact with capillaries of the pulmonary circulation, allowing gas exchange between air and blood. Oxygen enters the blood and carbon dioxide leaves the blood inside the alveoli.
The alveoli provide large surface area for the exchange of gases between the blood and the air. Each alvoeli is surrounded by many capillaries(tiny blood vessels). The very thin walls and large surface area of the alveoli and numerous capillaries surrounding them enable gases to be exchanged quickly and efficiently. Oxygen in the inhaled air diffuses from the alveoli to the blood in the capillaries. The blook then carries the oxygen to the cells in…
the paouch like air secs at the smallest lenchioles is called alveoli.the walls of alveoli are very thin and they are sorrounding thin blood capllaries .it is in alveoli exchange of gaseouse takes place there are so many alveoli in blood so they provides very larges surface srea for cxchanges of gaseouse
The function of alveoli is to exchange gases: oxygen is taken into the blood and carbon dioxide leaves the blood by diffusion across the alvoelar wall. If the alveoli were covered with mucus this would reduce the diffusion of gas molecules between the air and the blood. As there is no mucus, there is no need for cilia either, which Cary out the function of moving cilia out of the respiratory system.
Gas exchange takes place inside the lungs in the alveoli. The alveoli are a "grape like" structure at the very end of the respiratory tract. The alveoli are composed of a very thin membrane that separates the blood vessels from the gas chambers. The thin membrane allows diffusion of oxygen into the blood stream and diffusion of carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the blood stream. Once the CO2 has diffused into the alveoli, it is…