Ch 22 Study Questions

Ch 22 Study Questions - Study Questions for Chapter 22:...

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Study Questions for Chapter 22: Respiratory System 1. Name the structures that air passes through from its entrance into the respiratory system to the site of gas exchange. 2. Distinguish between the upper and lower respiratory system. 3. Name the structures of the conducting zone. 4. Name the structures of the respiratory zone. 5. What are the main functions of the nasal cavity? 6. Name the 3 regions of the pharynx. 7. Name the cartilages of the larynx. 8. What is the function of the epiglottis? 9. What are the 3 main functions of the larynx? 10. What is meant by the phrase “a patent airway”? What would happen to the airway if tracheal cartilages were absent or damaged/destroyed? 11. Describe the 3 changes that take place as conducting tubes become smaller. 12. Which type of airway is wrapped in smooth muscle? What is the effect of sympathetic stimulation on these airways? 13. What structure(s) provide for gas exchange? 14. Describe the respiratory membrane. What is its normal width? Why is it so thin? What happens if that width increases? 15. What is the function of Type I alveolar cells? What is the function of Type II alveolar cells? Which cells are also called septal cells? What is the function of alveolar macrophages? What is another name for them?
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This note was uploaded on 07/23/2009 for the course BIOL 1141 taught by Professor Loripaul during the Summer '09 term at UMSL.

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