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Respiratory system

essential to healthcare

Alveoli Resembles a bunch of grapes.
Epiglottis A special leaf-like piece of cartilage, closes the opening into the larynx during swallowing.
Expiration When the diaphragm and intercostal muscle relax. Air is forced out of the lungs and passage.
Inspiration Is the process of breathing in air.
Larynx Voice box, lies between the pharynx and trachea.
Pharynx Throat, lies directly behind the nasal cavity.
Respiration Is the process of inspiration and expiration
Sinuses Are cavities in the skull that surround the nasal area.
Trachea Windpipe is a tube extending from the larynx to this center of the chest.
Ventilation Is the process of breathing.
Created by: SarahPorter