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phys exam 3

Structures that are part of the conducting zone Larynx, glottis, epiglottis, trachea, bronchi, secondary bronchi, bronchioles, terminal bronchioles, goblet cells Cilia
Primary function of the conducting zone to provide a passageway through which air can enter and exit the respiratory zone where gas exchange occurs *holds 150mL of air, dead space (no gas exchange)
structures of the respiratory zone Respiratory bronchioles, alveoli, alveolar sacs
Primary function of the respiratory zone diffusion of gasses between blood and air
Peripheral inputs that influence the respiratory centers Chemoreceptors Pulmonary stretch receptors Irritant receptors Muscle and Joint proprioceptors
Created by: claritamaria