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During inspiration the external intercostal muscles ________________ and the ribs move___________________


A
relax, upwards and outwards
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B
contract, upwards and outwards
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C
relax, downwards and inwards
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D
contract, downwards and inwards
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Solution

The correct option is B contract, upwards and outwards
Inspiration is a process in which air is drawn into the lungs. The external intercostal muscles are muscles present in between the ribs. During inspiration, the external intercostal muscles contract, and the ribs move upwards and outwards.
Expiration is a process in which air is drawn out of the lungs. During expiration, the external intercostal muscles relax, and the ribs move downwards and inwards.

Biology

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