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Week 13 Quiz 10

Masterbooks Intro to A&P Volume 2

TermDefinition
abdominal aorta the portion of the aorta below the diaphragm
upper respiratory system consists of nose, nasal cavity, sinuses, pharynx, larynx
lower respiratory system contains the trachea, tubes of the bronchial tree, lungs
external nares two openings on the nose (nostrils)
bacteriophages bacteria-eating viruses
nasal conchae stick out from the sides of the nasal cavity (turbinates)
sinuses air-filled spaces in the skull surrounding the nasal cavity
pharynx commonly called the throat
nasopharynx superior (upper) portion of the pharynx
Eustachian tubes these drain any excess mucus or other fluid that might collect in the middle ear
larynx commonly called the voice box
thyroid cartilage commonly called the "Adam's apple"
trachea commonly called the windpipe
internal respiration gas exchange between capillaries and the cells and tissues of the body
cellular respiration process by which cells obtain energy from nutrients like glucose
asthma chronic inflammatory disease of the airways