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Respiratory System Lab

The Respiratory system is responsible for oxygenating the blood and removing carbon dioxide from it.
Its basic functions are: To provide a large surface area for gas exchange To move air to and from the lungs To lessen dehydration, temperature change, and environmental or pathogenic attack. To produce sounds To assist olfactory reception
Respiration is the process by which gases are exchanged between the atmosphere and the cells of the body.
Ventilation (Breathing) is the physical movement of air in and out of the lungs; a mechanical process.
Upper respiratory tract above the epiglottis) nose nasal cavity sinuses pharynx
Lower respiratory tract (below the epiglottis) larynx trachea lungs bronchial tree
Created by: Jessi78