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Respiratory System

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Larynx
also known as the voice box, air passes through this tube on its way to the trachea
Mouth
the body organ that allows air to enter the body when the nostrils are not being used
Nose
the body organ that contains the nostrils
Diaphragm
the large muscle of the chest cavity that contracts and expands to force air into and out of the lungs
Bronchial Tubes
the tubes that connect the trachea to the lungs and allows air to enter the lungs
Inhale
the breathing procedure of bringing air into the body
Ribs
the bones that protect the lungs
Respiratory System
the group of organs that work together to bring oxygen to our cells
Throat
the tube through which air passes from the nasal passage to the larynx
Nostrils
the holes in the nose through which air enters the body
Alveoli
a grape-like group of thin-walled sacs in the lungs that inflate as we breathe and pass oxygen into the blood
Lungs
the main organ of the respiratory system
Trachea
also known as the windpipe, this tube is the passage for air from the larynx to the bronchial tubes
Exhale
the breathing procedure of removing air from the body
Respiration
the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in our blood