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Respiratory System

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alveoli
air sacs that open and close and accept the oxygen, gas exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide
trachea
wind pipe, leads to bronchi
bronchi
main passage to lungs
epiglotis
flap that keeps food/liquid from going down windpipe
gases
gas exchange, carbon dioxide, oxygen
diaphram
a muscle that helps lungs open and close
larynx
voice box
lung cancer
cancer (abnormal growth of unhealthy cells) to your lungs
emphysema
a disease of the alveoli caused by the tar from cigarettes
pnemonia
an infection in the lungs filled with fluid
asthma
harder to breath due to constricted airways
lungs
suck in oxygen, main organ in respiratory system
cilia
small hairs that filter your air