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Apologia A&P Mod. 14

Apologia A&P Vocab for Module 14

TermDefinition
Upper respiratory tract The part of the respiratory system containing the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and pharynx
Lower respiratory tract The part of the respiratory system containing the larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs
Ventilation The process of getting air into the lungs and getting it back out
External respiration The process of O2 and CO2 exchange between the alveoli and the blood
Internal respiration The process of O2 and CO2 exchange between the cells and the blood
Pneumathorax Air in the pleural cavity, which leads to a collapsed lung
Surfactant A molecule with a hydrophilic end and a hydrophobic end
Compliance The ease with which lungs inflate
Aspirate To take in by means of suction
Tidal volume The volume of air inhaled or exhaled during normal, quiet breathing
Functional residual capacity The volume of air left in the lungs after a normal exhalation
Total lung capacity The maximum volume of air contained in the lungs after a forceful inhalation
Residual volume The volume of air left in the lungs after a forceful exhalation
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