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 Re: Blowing terminology
Author: Mark Charette 2017
Date:   2008-09-29 01:40

Arnoldstang wrote:

> I was basing what I was saying on the fact that the
> diaphragm is involuntary. Is it in fact like blinking? ie
> Something that works by itself as well as something we can
> control?

Yes, yes. In more ways than one. You, of course can hold your breath! If it were involuntary, you couldn't. The fact that you'll start breathing (whether or not there's anything to breath) when the CO2 level reaches a certain point is involuntary. The autonomic nervous system takes over and starts inhalation.

There are a number of systems like that in the human body.

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