Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 42 - 42.6 - Concept Check - Page 944: 3


This would cause the result in the affected lung.

Work Step by Step

Air between the lung and chest wall disrupts the pressure balance that allows the lung to inflate, causing it to "collapse" or otherwise remain static and preventing effective gas exchange. This is called a Pneumothorax.
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