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nose, pharynx, trachea, bronchi , lungs
The respiratory system is consist of
the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation
Ex. the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air
and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
serves as an air passageway; warms and moistens inhaled air.
throat; passageway for food to the esophagus and air to the larynx
voice box; passageway for air moving from pharynx to trachea; contains vocal cords
are the 2 main branches of the trachea
the passages that direct air to and from the lungs
are 2 spongy organs of the respiration.
Bring air into the intimate contact with the blood so that oxygen and carbon dioxide can be exchange in
anterior nares or nostrils
the external entrance of the nose
eyelash. nose hair
lymphoid tissue located behind the mouth
narrow slit at the opening between the true vocal folds
Larynx is composed of
largest cartilage of larynx; Adam's apple
a flap of tissue that seals off the windpipe and prevents food from entering
The ring shaped structure that forms the lower portion of the larynx.
disease of the bronchi characterized by episodes of severe breathing difficulty, coughing, and wheezing
a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)
an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs
inflammation in the lung caused by infection from bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites, or resulting from aspiration of chemicals
collection of air in the pleural cavity, causing the complete or partial collapse of a lung
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)
Condition that can occur in a premature infant in which the lungs are not matured to the point of manufacturing lecithin, a pulmonary surfactant, resulting in collapse of the alveoli, which leads to cyanosis and hypoxia
chronic granulomatous that can involve lungs, causing dyspnea upon exertion
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Contagious viral respiratory infection that was 1st described in feb 2003.
surgical puncture of the chest wall for removal of fluid
Inflammation of the tonsils.