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Just basic parts

Nasal Cavity

the cavity behind the nose and above the roof of the mouth that filters air and moves mucous and inhaled contaminants outward and away form the lungs.


the passage to the stomach and lungs


voice box; passageway for air moving from pharynx to trachea; contains vocal cords

primary bronchi

the two branches of the trachea that serve each lung


membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi

bronchial tree

branched airways that lead from the trachea to the alveoli

Right Lung

has 3 lobes: superior, middle, and inferior

left lung

has 2 lobes: superior and inferior


Large, flat muscle at the bottom of the chest cavity that helps with breathing

Respiratory Mucosa

mucus-covered membrane that lines tubes of the respiratory tree

Pseudostratified columnar Epithelium

single layer of cells of differing heights, nuclei look like at different levels. Secretion of mucus and propulsion of mucus by ciliary action

Lamina Propria

underlying layer of areolar tissue that supports the respiratory epithelium.

Blood Vessel

a vessel in which blood circulates


an organ of the body that secretes one or more hormones

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