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Medical Term. Words

Chapter 7

Larynx voicebox
Lungs where gas exchange takes place
Pharynx throat
Trachea windpipe
Organs of respiratory system larynx,lungs,pharynx,trachea,nose
Bronch/o; Bronch/i bronchus
-laryng/o voicebox
Lob/o nose
Nas/o nose
Pharyng/o pharynx
Pleur/o pleura
Pneum/o lung,air
Pulmon/o lung
Tonsil/o tonsils
Trache/o Trachea
Thorac/o chest
-capnia carbon dioxide
-ectasis dilated
-osmia smell
-pnea breathing
Inhalation;inspiration breathe in
Exhalation;exiration breathing out
Alveolus air sac where air exchange takes place
Epiglottis flap of tissue that covers larynx when swallowing so food & drink don't go into trachea
Pleura double membrane covering outside surface of lungs; a serous membrane
Serous membrane one that doesn't open to the outside
Mediastinum midsection of thoracic cavity
Tidal volume amount of air that enters or leaves lungs with one breath at rest
Air route Nose or mouth -> pharynx -> larynx -> trachea -> left or right main bronchi -> smaller bronchi -> bronchioles -> alveolous
Air exchange oxygen leaves alveolus and goes into capillary carbon dioxide leaves capillary and goes into alveolus
Muscles of respiration Diaphragm & intercostal muscles
Respiration inspiration & expiration
Created by: avilak