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Respiratory System

Functions of the Respiratory System (4 Functions) 1) Gas Exchange 2) filter, heat and humidity 3) sound 4) smell (olfactory sensation)
Thoracic Cavity Consists of what parts 1) pericardial 2) 2 pleural cavities
Mediastinum Conists of (The middle) 1) heart 2) thymus 3) espophagus 4)trachea 5) bronchi
Upper Respiratory System (Consits of) 1) Nose 2) Nasal Cavity 3) Pharynx (throat)
Lower Respiratory System (Consists of) 1) Larynx (Voice Box) 2) Trachea ( Windpipe) 3) Bronchi 4) Lungs
Nose (Consists of) 1) External Nares (opening to nasal cavity) 2) Internal Nares ( after nasal meatuses)
Meatuses ( 3 Names and 1 function) Superior Middle Inferior Meatus (Serve as a passageway for air)
Conchae ( function and location) They are shelve like and seperate the meatuses
Pharynx (Location and Comprised of) 1) Posterior to Nasal and Oral Cavity 2) Made up of Nasopharynx, Oropharynx
Nasopharynx (Location and function) 1) Found at the end of the soft palate 2) Allows air passage only
Oropharynx Found at the end of the oral cavity, below the nasopharynx
Larynx(Common name and the cartilages that support it) 1) The Voice Box 2) Thyroid Crycoid Epiglottis Arytenoid cartilage 3) Found at C4-C6
Thyroid Cartilage (Common name and attached to) 1) Adam's Apple 2) Connected to Hyoid Bone by ligaments (epiglottis)
Epiglottis( Location and attached to) 1) Attached between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage 2) Superior to thyroid cartilage
Arynthenoid (Location, Attached to, Assist in the function) Posterior to thyroid cartilage Attached to vocal fold (cords) Help Vocal Cords produce voice through vibration
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