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Language of Medicine

Respiratory system

The lid-like piece of cartilage that covers the voice box is the epiglottis
Branches of the windpipe that lead into the lungs are the bronchi
The outer fold of pleura lying closest to the ribs is called parietal pleura
Collection of lymph tissues in the nasopharynx are the palatine tonsils
The region between the lungs in the chest cavity is the mediastinum
Air containing cavities in the bones around the nose are the adenoids
Thin hairs attached to the mucous membrane lining the respiratory tract are called cilia
The inner fold of pleura closest to lung tissue is called visceral pleura
The throat is known as the larynx
Air sacs of the lung are called alveoli
The voice box is called the pharynx
Smallest branches of the bronchi are the bronchioles
Collections of lymph tissue in the oropharynx are the paranasal sinuses
The midline region of the lungs where the bronchi blood vessels and nerves enter and exit the lungs is called the hilum
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