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Chapter 17

Anatomy

StructureFunction
nasal cavity (hollow space within nose) conducts air to pharynx; mucous lining filters, warms, and moistens air
sinuses (hollow space in bones of the skull) reduces weight of the skull; serve as resonant chambers; spaces for conditioning of air
larynx ( enlargement at the top of the trachea) passageway for air; houses vocal cords
trachea (rigid tube that connects larynx to bronchial tree) passageway for air; mucous lining filters air
bronchial tree (branched tubes that lead from the trachea to the alveoli) conducts air from the trachea to the alveoli; mucous lining filters air
lungs (soft, cone-shaped organs that occupy most of the thoracic cavity contain the air passages, alveoli, blood vessels, and other tissues of the lower respiratory tract
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