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Explain the physiological reasons for the lung volumes and capacities that changed in the spirogram for this condition with emphysema?
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A person with emphysema has a loss of intrinsic elastic recoil in the lung tissue as well as increased airway resistance; therefore, while the lungs can expand and fill easily, they can no longer passively recoil and deflate, so that person exhales slowly. A spirogram of a person with restrictive lung disease would have waves with lower amplitude than that of a person with normal lungs.

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