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Respitory system

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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