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Words relating to respiratory system

inhalation; inspiration synonyms meaning breathe in
exhalation; expiration synonyms meaning breathing out
alveolus air sac where air exchange takes place
epiglottis flap of tissue that covers larynx when swallowing, so that food and 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
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