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Respiratory

Pharm 104 Respiatory
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Nasal Cavity
Warms and humidifies air. Also traps particles to prevent them from inhalation
Sinuses
Air-filled spaces in the cranial bones. Reduce the weight of the skull.
Pharynx
Passageway for food and air.
Epiglottis
Lid like cartilaginous structure overhanging the entrance to the larynx
Larynx
Air passageway containing the vocal cords.
Tachea
Windpipe, consists of a membranous tube.
Bronchial Tree
Lung part that branches off the trachea and then branches into bronchioles.
Alveoli
Clusteres of air sacs, basic unit of the lung. Capillaries surround each alveolus, which is composed of a single layer of epithelium
Pleura
Composed of two membranes. One covers and is attached to the chest wall and the other covers and is attached to the lung.
Diaphragm
A large dome of skeleta muscle. Takes in breath, muscles contract, moving the ribcage up and out.