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Terms in this set (15)
The hollow opening between the nose and the throat.
An organ located at the top of the trachea that contains the vocal cords.
The tube that extends from the bottom of the trachea into the lung.
The smallest tubes of the respiratory system.
The respiratory structure in which exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide take place. This organ looks like a bunch of tiny grapes bunched together.
The two main organs of the respiratory system.
The two openings in the nose. This opening is lined with hair called cilia that helps to filter or screen the air for dirt and dust particles.
A pathway for both food and air. At the end of this organ are two tubes, the esophagus for food and the trachea for air.
A sheetlike muscle located between the chest cavity and the abdomen. When you breathe in, this organ contracts and moves downward. When you exhale or breathe out, this organ relaxes and moves upward.
Taking air into the lungs.
Letting air out of the lungs.
A common disease of the respiratory system. It is an inflammation of the lungs that usually is caused by bacteria.
An inflammation of the bronchioles. Symptoms include a bad, lasting cough, and difficulty breathing.
A condition that causes breathing difficulties.