Mock questions 2 July 2012

Sorry about last week – time got away from me.



  • Write notes on temperature compensation in vaporisers (15)
  • Describe diffusion and the factors affecting the rate of diffusion of gases (15)



  • Explain the rationale for neuraxial opiates (10)
  • What are the side effects of neuraxial opiates and how are these effects mediated (15)


  • What is Transpulmonary pressure and how does it contribute to respiration (10)
  • What is the equal pressure point? What is its significance? (10)
  • draw and label lung volume curves (10)

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