Respiratory_System

Respiratory_System - Respiratory System -Upper Resp. System...

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Respiratory System -Upper Resp. System Nose Nasal Cavity Sinuses Oral Cavity Pharynx -Lower Resp. System Larynx Trachea Bronchial Tree Alveoli Cricoid cartilage-the two largest cartilage. Respiratory mucosa -lines the trachea. Traps foreign particles. Cystic fibrosis -caused by gene mutation, resulting in stagnant cilia which causes mucous to get trapped in the lungs. Know what bronchioles -smooth muscles that can contract and relax to allow air flow to the alveoli are. Lower Resp. system-Parietal Pleura -thin membrane lining of the thoracic cavity (where the lungs sit). Visceral pleura -thin membrane which covers the lungs. Pleural space -fluid-filled space in between the parietal and visceral pleurae. The lungs stick to the walls of the thoracic cavity because of the pleural membranes and how they’re set up. This is necessary for lungs to remain inflated and not collapse. Pneumothorax-atelectasis (collapsed lung) secondary to air/blood/excess fluid invading pleural space. Respiratory Physiology
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