anatomy 19 - Functions of respiratory system Gas exchange...

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- Functions of respiratory system o Gas exchange o Production of sound You need air movement in order to vocalize Air must move out (exhaling) o Abdominal compression When having a bowel movement, you stop breathing Diaphragm pushes down on abdominal cavity, increasing pressure o Whole purpose is to assist the digestive system in removing unusable materials from the body Women also use this in child birth Want to synchronize respiratory process with the contraction of uterine contractions Use pressure provided by the respiratory system to enhance or support the contraction of the uterine muscles to expel the child o Non-breathing reflexes Coughing and sneezing When you cough, you are literally trying to clean the lower part of your respiratory system When you sneeze, you are trying to clean your upper respiratory system - Anatomy of respiratory system o Compared to the other systems, the respiratory system is pretty simple o Upper respiratory tract
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