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The Respitory System

TermDefinition
Respiration The process by which cells break down simple food molecules such as glucose to release the energy they contain
Mucus A thick, sticky liquid produced by the body
Cilia The hairlike projections on the outside of cells
Pharynx The throat
Trachea The windpipe; a passage through which air moves in the respitory system
Bronchi The passages that direct air into the lungs
Lungs An organ found in air-breathing vertebraes that exchanges oxygen and carbin dioxide with the blood
Alveoli Tiny sacs of lung tissue specialized for the movement of gases between air and blood
Diaphragm A large muscle located at the bottom of a mammal's rib cage that functions in breathing
Layrnx The voice box
Vocal Cords Folds of the connective tissue that stretch across the opening of the larynx and produce a person's voice
Created by: FuntomFive