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Respiratory system

What is the function of the respiratory system? supply the cells with oxygen and to remove carbon dioxide
What makes up the respiratory system? nose, trachea, bronchi, lungs and the diaphragm
What does the nose do? collects air from the environment moistens, cleans and heats the air before sending it to the trachea
What is the trachea? the windpipe, tube that moves air from the nose to the bronchi
What is the epiglottis? the flap of tissue that covers the trachea when you swallow
What are bronchi? tubes that branch off of the trachea and move air trachea to the lungs.
What are the main organs where gases are exchanged between the air and blood? lungs
What are the microscopic airs sacs in the lungs called? alveoli
What is the muscle that helps in the breathing process? diaphragm
The chest cavity gets larger and air comes into the lungs when the diaphragm________________. contratcs
The chest cavity gets smaller and air is pushed out of the body when the diaphragm_________________. relaxes
Why do we need oxygen? For cellular respiration in the mitochondria.
What is produced during cellular respiration? ENERGY! Carbon dioxide and water are waste products.
What system works with the respiratory system to supply oxygen to the cells for cellular respiration? circulatory
What system works with the circulatory system to get glucose to the cells for cellular respiration? digestive
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