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Respiratory Structures

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nasal conchae
increase surface area of the nasal cavity
oropharynx
where swallowing reflex is initiated
auditory tubes
ears
lingual tonsils
tonsils at the base of the tongue
palatine tonsils
located in the oropharynx
pharyngeal tonsils
located in the nasopharynx
epiglottis
prevents food from entering the larynx
oral cavity
separated from the nasal cavity by the hard palate
hard palate
portion of the palate separated by bone
larynx
contains vocal folds
carina
point where trachea branches into right and left bronchi
bronchi
tubes branching from the inferior end of the trachea
pleural cavity
potential space between visceral and parietal pleurae
bronchioles
small tubes leading to the alveoli
alveoli
air sacs in the lungs where gas exchange occurs
cavity between lips and teeth
oral vestibule
tonsils in the oropharynx
palatine tonsils
sites of gas exchange
alveoli
tubes branching from the inferior end of the trachea
bronchi
small tubes leading to alveoli
bronchioles
tonsils in nasopharynx
pharyngeal tonsils
contains vocal chords
larynx
where swallowing reflex is initiated
oropharynx
tonsils at the base of the tongue
lingual tonsils
What kind of epithelium is found in the trachea
pseudostratified columnar epithelium