The Baby's First Breath Feature Summary

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The Baby's First Breath
Physics is important from the moment of birth.  To find out why elasticity makes it hard for a baby to inflate its lungs, see the Hyperphysics page The Baby's First Breath. On the same page, scroll down to find out why large arteries needs thick walls but capillaries can be extremely thin. For more on the lungs, check out Alveoli of the Lungs.
November 16, 2007 - December 1, 2007