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TheRespiratorySystem

Chapter 14 section 1

TermDefinition
Respiration The process by which cells break down simple food molecules such as glucose to release the engery they contain.
Mucus A thick, sticky liquid produced by the body.
Cilia The hairlike projections on the outside of cells that move in a wavelike manner.
Pharynx The throat.
Trachea The windpipe, a passage through wich air moves in the respiratory system.
Bronchi The passages that direct air into the lungs.
Lungs An organ found in air-breathing verebrates that exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide with the blood.
Alveoli Tiny sacs of lung tissue specialized for movenment of gases between air and blood.
Diaphragam A large muscle located at the bottom of a mammal's ribe cage functions in breathing.
Larynxz The voice box.
Vocal Cords Folds of connective tissue that stretcha across the opening of the larynxz and produce a person's voice.