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Lungs

two spongy organs, located in the thoracic cavity enclosed by the diaphragm and rib cage, responsible for respiration

Larynx

a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea

pharynx

Commonly known as the throat

larynopharynx

Structure of the upper respiratory tract that opens into the larynx

Resipitory System

Ensures that oxygen enters the body and carbon dioxide leaves the body

oropharynx

Structure of the upper respiratory tract that opens at the oral cavity

ventilation

Another term used for breathing that includes both inspiration and expiration

nasopharynx

Structure of the upper respiratory tract that opens above the soft palate

expiration

breathing out

cough

Sudden noisy explosion of air from the lungs

inspiration

Air is conducted from the atmosphere to the lungs by a series of cavities, tubes, and openings

nares

Nostrils- opening that leads to the nasal cavity

cellular respiration

use oxygen and produce carbon dioxide by using energy from atp

Oropharnyx

Where the oral cavity opens

Tonsils

form protective ring at the junction of the oral cavity and the pharynx

Epiglottis

flap of tissue that prevents food from passing into the larynx

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