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respiratory system

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Alveoli   Microscopic air sacs in the lungs   External Respiration   The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the lungs and bloodstream  
Ventilation   Process of breathing   Nose   The projection in the center of the face; the organ for smelling and breathing  
Asthma   Respiratory disorder caused by a sensitivity to an allergin   Sinuses   Cavity or airspace in a bone  
Pleura   A membrane that covers the lungs and lines the thoracic cavity   Respiration   The process of taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide  
Pharynx   The throat   Respiratory System   Consists of the lungs and air passages  
Bronchitis   Inflammation of the bronchi and the bronchi tubes   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease   Any chronic lung disease that results in obstruction of the airways  
Enphysema   A noninfectious, chronic respiratory condition that occurs when the walls of the alveoli deteriorate and lose their elasticity   Epistaxis   A nose bleed, occuring when capillaries in the nose become congested and bleed.  
Laryngitis   An inflammation of the larynx and vocal cords   Lung cancer   Leading cause of cancer in both men and women. It is also preventable  
Pleurisy   An inflammation of the pleura   Pneumonia   An inflammation or infection of the lungs  
Rhinitis   An inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane   Sinusitis   An inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the sinuses  
Tuberculosis   An infectious lung disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis   Upper Respiratory Infection   Also known as the common cold, is an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the upper respiratory tract  
Bronchitis   Inflammation of the bronchi and the bronchi tubes   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease   Any chronic lung disease that results in obstruction of the airways  
Enphysema   A noninfectious, chronic respiratory condition that occurs when the walls of the alveoli deteriorate and lose their elasticity   Epistaxis   A nose bleed, occuring when capillaries in the nose become congested and bleed.  
Laryngitis   An inflammation of the larynx and vocal cords   Lung cancer   Leading cause of cancer in both men and women. It is also preventable  
Pleurisy   An inflammation of the pleura   Pneumonia   An inflammation or infection of the lungs  
Rhinitis   An inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane   Sinusitis   An inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the sinuses  
Tuberculosis   An infectious lung disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis   Upper Respiratory Infection   Also known as the common cold, is an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the upper respiratory tract  
Bronchi   Two main branches of the trachea; air tubes to and from the lungs   Inspiration   The process of breathing in air  
Bronchioles   Small branches of the bronchi; carry air in the lungs   Internal Respiration   The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the tissue and cells in the blood stream  
Cellular Respiration   Cells use the oxygen passed to them to produce energy, water, and carbon dioxide   Larynx   Voicebox  
Cilia   Hairlike projections   Lungs   Organ of respiration  
Epiglottis   Leaf-shaped structure that closes over the larynx during swallowing   Nasal Cavity   Space between the cranium and the roof of the mouth  
Expiration   The process of exhalation   Nasal Septum   Bony and cartilaginous partition that separates the nasal cavity into two sections  


   


 
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