WHITE DOVE SCHOOLName: Karla HernandezTeacher: Angela ReyesClass: AnatomyGrade: 11Date: 24-09-18
IntroductionHere you will find information about the respiratory system you will travel and see who itfunction and some of the diseases that you can find in it.The human respiratory system is a series of organs responsible for taking in oxygen andexpelling carbon dioxide. The primary organs of the respiratory system are lungs, which carryout this exchange of gases as we breathe.You usually don't even notice it, but twelve to twentytimes per minute, day after day, you breathe, thanks to your body's respiratory system."To keep you alive and breathing, your lungs are on the clock 24/7, 365 days a year. Breathing12 to 15 times a minute, translating to 17,000 breaths a day, or more than 6 million breaths ayear." Wow! Our lungs are mind-blowing (American Lung Association, 2009).
Some of the parts of the respiratory system are sinuses, trachea, bronchial, tube, diaphragm andcapillaries.This is who the respiratory system works, when you breathe you take oxygen from the air, thenthe air pass through the nostril, there are tiny hair in your nostrils that obstruct the dust particles,then the air travels through the trachea this filter the air inhale. The trachea branches out to twotubes called bronchi, where tiny hair move back and forth moving the mucus inside, the mucus isa sticky substance that collect germs and others particles that might harm the lungs. Then thebronchi carry air into each lung, then right lung has three whereas and the left have two lobes.The left lung is slightly smaller in size to give space to the heart. These lobes are filled with andsmall spongy air sacs called alveoli where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide happens,it is here where the blood pick up oxygen and release carbon dioxide.