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comment Why is exhaling more forceful than inhaling?
According to [this](sensorwiki.org/doku.php/sensors/air_pressure) the maximal pressure difference under standard conditions is not much more than 3.3 psi or around .23 bar. You may get higher pressures using the closed mouth cavity but as far as the lungs go, that seems to be it...
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comment Why is exhaling more forceful than inhaling?
I am not sure if you can inflate at several atmospheres. A ballon does not need so much for inflation anyway - you just have the impression that your head is gonna blow away at some 1/10 atmospheres already. Perhaps some savvy anesthetist can come forward to clarify!
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comment Why is exhaling more forceful than inhaling?
@MarkDominus there are different kinds of breathing, but diaphragmatic is one of them, and I have a feeling the diaphragm is always taking part - but I´ll be happy to correct if anyone has knowledge on this one.
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answered Why is exhaling more forceful than inhaling?