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Respiratory-Vocab

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Respiration The process by which cells break down simple food molecules to release the energy they contain
Bronchi The passages that branch from the trachea and direct air into the lungs
Trachea The windpipe; a passage through which air moves in the respiratory system
Pharynx The throat; part of both the respiratory and digestive systems
Alveoli Tiny sacs of lung tissue specialized for the movement of gases between the air and the blood
Cilia The hairlike projections that move in a wavelike manner on the outsides of cells
Epiglottis The flap of tissue that seals off the windpipe and prevents food from entering
Diaphragm A large, dome-shaped muscle that has an important function in breathing
Capillary A tiny blood vessel where substances are exchanged between the blood and the body cells
Larynx The organ that produces voice in humans, located in the top of the trachea
Created by: bmercer