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respiratory system

QuestionAnswerQuestionAnswer
Alveoli Microscopic air sacs in the lungs External Respiration The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the lungs and bloodstream
Ventilation Process of breathing Nose The projection in the center of the face; the organ for smelling and breathing
Asthma Respiratory disorder caused by a sensitivity to an allergin Sinuses Cavity or airspace in a bone
Pleura A membrane that covers the lungs and lines the thoracic cavity Respiration The process of taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide
Pharynx The throat Respiratory System Consists of the lungs and air passages
Bronchitis Inflammation of the bronchi and the bronchi tubes Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Any chronic lung disease that results in obstruction of the airways
Enphysema A noninfectious, chronic respiratory condition that occurs when the walls of the alveoli deteriorate and lose their elasticity Epistaxis A nose bleed, occuring when capillaries in the nose become congested and bleed.
Laryngitis An inflammation of the larynx and vocal cords Lung cancer Leading cause of cancer in both men and women. It is also preventable
Pleurisy An inflammation of the pleura Pneumonia An inflammation or infection of the lungs
Rhinitis An inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane Sinusitis An inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the sinuses
Tuberculosis An infectious lung disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis Upper Respiratory Infection Also known as the common cold, is an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the upper respiratory tract
Bronchitis Inflammation of the bronchi and the bronchi tubes Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Any chronic lung disease that results in obstruction of the airways
Enphysema A noninfectious, chronic respiratory condition that occurs when the walls of the alveoli deteriorate and lose their elasticity Epistaxis A nose bleed, occuring when capillaries in the nose become congested and bleed.
Laryngitis An inflammation of the larynx and vocal cords Lung cancer Leading cause of cancer in both men and women. It is also preventable
Pleurisy An inflammation of the pleura Pneumonia An inflammation or infection of the lungs
Rhinitis An inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane Sinusitis An inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the sinuses
Tuberculosis An infectious lung disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis Upper Respiratory Infection Also known as the common cold, is an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the upper respiratory tract
Bronchi Two main branches of the trachea; air tubes to and from the lungs Inspiration The process of breathing in air
Bronchioles Small branches of the bronchi; carry air in the lungs Internal Respiration The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the tissue and cells in the blood stream
Cellular Respiration Cells use the oxygen passed to them to produce energy, water, and carbon dioxide Larynx Voicebox
Cilia Hairlike projections Lungs Organ of respiration
Epiglottis Leaf-shaped structure that closes over the larynx during swallowing Nasal Cavity Space between the cranium and the roof of the mouth
Expiration The process of exhalation Nasal Septum Bony and cartilaginous partition that separates the nasal cavity into two sections
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