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What Happens to the Respiratory Process in a Man Going up a Hill - Biology

What happens to the respiratory process in a man going up a hill?

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Solution

As altitude increases, the oxygen level in the atmosphere decreases. Therefore, as a man goes uphill, he gets less oxygen with each breath. This causes the amount of oxygen in the blood to decline. The respiratory rate increases in response to the decrease in the oxygen content of blood. Simultaneously, the rate of heart beat increases to increase the supply of oxygen to blood.

Concept: Regulation of Respiration
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NCERT Class 11 Biology Textbook
Chapter 17 Breathing and Exchange of Gases
Q 9 | Page 277
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