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MedTerm-Chapter 10

TermDefinition
alveol/o alveolus, air sac
bronchi/o bronchus, airway
bronchiol/o bronchiole (little airway)
carb/o carbon dioxide
layng/o larynx (voice box)
lob/o lobe (a portion)
nas/o Nose
Or/o Mouth
ox/o Oxygen
palat/o palate
pector/o chest
pharyng/o pharynx (throat)
phren/o diaphragm; mind
pleur/o pleura (lining of lungs)
-pnea breathing
pulmon/o Lung
sinus/o sinus, cavity
spir/o breathing
steth/o chest
tonsill/o tonsils
trache/o trachea, windpipe
uvul/o uvula
Nose structure that warms, moistens, and filters air as it enters the respiratory tract; also houses the olfactory receptors for the sense of smell
paranasal sinuses air-filled space in the skull that opens into the nasal cavities
palate roof of the mouth; partition between the oral and nasal cavities; divided into the hard and soft palate
hard palate bony anterior (front) portion of the palate
soft palate muscular posterior (back) portion of the palate
Pharynx throat; passageway for food to the esophagus and air to the larynx
nasopharynx part of the pharynx directly behind the nasal passages
oropharynx central portion of the pharynx between the roof of the mouth and the upper edge of the epiglottis
laryngopharynx lower part of the pharynx, just below the oropharyngeal opening into the larynx and esophagus
Larynx voice box; passageway for air moving from pharynx to trachea; contains vocal cords
glottis opening between the vocal cords in the larynx
Epiglottis a lid-like structure that covers the larynx during swallowing to prevent food from entering the airway
Trachea windpipe; passageway for air from the larynx to the area of the carina, where it splits into the right and left bronchi in the lungs
Created by: Cdickinson2
 

 



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