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Pulmonology - Notes

NHTC 8 Pulmonology - Notes

pulmonology study of the lower respitory tract
pulmonologist physician specializing in the Dx & Tx of lower respitory tract disorders
ENT (ears, nose, throat) physician or otolaryngologist specializes in parts of upper respiratory tract & ears
respiratory system transports O2 to cells of the body along with the cardio vascular (CV) system
respiratory system primary function exchange of gasses between air and blood through inspiration/inhalation and expiration/exhalation
2 divisions of respiratory system upper respiratory tract & lower respiratory tract
upper respiratory tract nose, nasel cavities, pharynx, larynx, upper trachea
lower respiratory tract lower trachea, lungs, bronchi, alveoli
inhalation/inspiration breathing in
exhalation/expiration breathing out
Created by: rmlgray