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Nasal Cavities

Upper Respiratory

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Where is the Upper Respiratory System located? SUPERIOR to the Thorax
What is the Histology of the Upper Respiratory System? Mucous Membrane; Cilia, Goblet Cells
What is the histology of the Mucous Membrane in the Upper Respiratory System? Simple Ciliated Columnar Epithelium
What is the function of the Cilia in the Upper Respiratory System? ESCALATOR to move Particles toward OUTSIDE
What is the function of Goblet Cells? secrete a Mucus coating to TRAP Air born Particles
What structure clean and remove debris from the air we breathe? Mucous Membrane, Cilia, Goblet Cells
What are the gross anatomical parts of the UPPER Respiratory system? 1. Nasal Cavity; 2. Pharynx; 3. Larynx; 4. Trachea
What is the function of the Nasal Cavity? DRAINAGE site of Lacrimal and Sinus Canals
What are the main parts of the Nasal Cavity? 1. Nasal Septum; 2. Nasal Conchae; 3. Olfactory Receptors
What structures compose the Nasal Septum? 1. Perpendicular Plate; 2. Vomer; 3. Hyaline Cartilage
What is the function of the Nasal Conchae? Filter and Humidify incoming air
Why are the Nasal Conchae shaped funny? to multiply Surface Area = better Filtration
What is the function of the Olfactory Receptors? connect to Olfactory Bulb via Cribriform Plate (Ethmoid)
Why do we sniff to smell? sniffing brings the air up HIGHER to reach Olfactory Receptors
Created by: kristel387