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Inhalation and exhalation of air.
the membrane-lined cavity behind the nose and mouth, connecting them to the esophagus and larynx
voice box; passageway for air moving from pharynx to trachea; contains vocal cords
Allows air to pass to and from lungs
consists of the nose, mouth, pharynx, epiglottis, larynx, and trachea
consists of the bronchial tree and lungs
the branching system of bronchi and bronchioles conducting air from the primary bronchi into the lungs.
air-filled spaces in the skull that open into the nasal cavity
smallest branches of the bronchi
The passages that direct air from the trachea into the lungs
The hairlike projections lining the bronchi and trachea, sweeping dust and other foreign particles up to be swallowed.
Air sacs at the terminal bronchi that make up the gas exchange surface of the lungs.
a column-shaped cell found in the respiratory which secretes mucus.
A flap of tissue that seals off the trachea and prevents food from entering.
nasal turbinates (conchae)
The bony ridges on the lateral walls of the nasal cavity
Large, flat muscle at the bottom of the chest cavity that aids with breathing
Muscles which move the rib cage during breathing