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pair of elastic ligaments on either side of the larynx wall. air forced between them causes chords to vibrate=sound.
thin sheet of muscle that divides the thoracic and abdominal cavaties, rests against lower lungs and aids in inhaling/exhaling
bronchi narrow and branch off forming "trees". inside each lung, narrow branching pathways.
tiny air sacs. gas exhanged by diffusion here through blood capillaries. Millions of Alveoli in each lung.
when refeering to the respiratory system. process that delivers oxygen to cells of body and removes carbon dioxide waste.
a thin, moist epithelium. gases must cross it to enter/leave the body. gases must be dissolved in fluid to get across
maximum amount of air that can be breathed out after you inhale as deeply as you can.
movement of oxygen from alveoli into blood to get through heart and out to tissues
oxygen moves out from blood supply into tissues and carbon dioxide is taken from tissues out throuh blood supply
two layer membrane between the walls of lung capillaries and alveoli; blood gases diffuse across it.
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