Respiratory System

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Respiratory System
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2011-05-27 21:25:42
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  1. Small sac or pouch; usually a tiny air sac in the lungs through which gases are exchanged between the outside air and the blood; tooth socket
    alveoulus
  2. Microscopic branch of the bronchus
    bronchiole
  3. Large air passageways in the lung
    bronchus
  4. Receptor that responds to chemicals inthe fluid body
    chemoreceptor
  5. The ease with which the lungs and thorax can be expanded
    compliance
  6. Dome- shape muscle under the lungs that flattens during inhalation; seperating membrane or structure
    diaphragm
  7. Leaf- shaped cartilage that covers the larynx for swallowing.
    epiglottis
  8. Iron- containing protein in red blood cells that binds oxygen
    hemoglobin
  9. Indented region of an organ where vessels and nerves enter and leave
    hilum
  10. Structure between the pharynx and trachea that contains the vocal cords; voice box
    larynx
  11. Organ of the respiration
    lung
  12. Region between the lungs and the organs and vessels it contains
    mediastinum
  13. Throat; passageway between the mouth and esophagus
    pharynx
  14. Nerve that activates the diaphragm
    phrenic nerve
  15. Serous membrane that lines the chest cavity and covers the lungs
    pleura
  16. Process by which oxygen is obtained from the enviroment and delivered to the cells
    respiration
  17. Substance in the alveoli that prevents their collaspse by reducing surface tension on the contained fluids
    surfactant
  18. Tube that extends from the larynx to the bronchi; windpipe
    trachea
  19. Movement of air into and out of the lungs
    ventilation

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