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Rrespiratory System

Bonnie Branch 7th Grade - 18-1 / The Respiratory System

respiration The process by which cells break down simple food molecules to release the energy they contain
cilia The hairlike projections on the outside of cells that move in a wavelike manner
pharynx The throat; part of both the respiratory and digestive systems
trachea The windpipe; a passage through which air moves in the respiratory system
bronchi The passages that branch from the trachea and direct air into the lungs
lungs The main organs of the respiratory system, where gas exchange takes place
alveoli Tinay sacs of lung tissue specialized for the movement of gases between the air and the blood
diaphram A large, dome-shaped muscle that plays an important role in breathing
larynx The voice box, located in the top part of the trachea, underneath the epiglottis
vocal cords Folds of connective tissue that stretch across the opening of the larynx and produce a person's voice
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