Structure and Function of Respiratory System

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Structure and Function of Respiratory System
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2012-03-25 15:20:17
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anatomy physiology respiratory system
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Structure and Function of Respiratory System
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  1. tubular airways that begin the respiratory zone
    respiratory bronchioles
  2. connects laryngopharynx with trachea
    larynx
  3. tube-like structure conducts air from larynx to the bronchi
    trachea
  4. closes over the glottis during swallowing
    epiglottis
  5. keep the trachea from collapsing
    tracheal cartilages
  6. division of the bronchi that enter bronchopulmonary segments
    tertiary bronchioles
  7. last division of the conducting zone
    terminal bronchioles
  8. conducts air from the nasopharynx to the laryngopharynx
    oropharynx
  9. small, round sacs where gas exchange occurs
    alveoli
  10. small conduction airway that serves a lobule
    bronchiole

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