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Respiratory system

Epiglottis Flap of tissue which prevents food from entering the windpipe during swallowing
Phraynx Area at the back of the throat where the mouth and the nasal cavity meet.
Bronchi The trachea divides into these right and left branches.
Larynx Contains the vocal chords
Diaphram Flat sheet of muscle separating the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity
Cappilaries Blood vessels surrounding the air sacs
Alveoli Tiny air sacs where the exchange of gases between air and blood takes place
Nasal Passage Oxygen is carried into the lungs and vital organs
Nostril Either of the two external openings of the nose.
Lungs Either of the two saclike respiratory organs in the thorax of humans and the higher vertebrates
Pleura Moist Membrane covering the lung and chest cavity wall on each side.
Bronchiole Smaller branches of the bronchi
Trachea Tube leading from larynx to bronchi.
Created by: juliaison