Respiratory Air Flow

Respiratory Air Flow - Physiology Lab Respiratory Air Flow...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
3/12/08 Physiology Lab Respiratory Air Flow Introduction: The human respiratory system is a very complex system containing many different parts that complete the specific functions of the respiratory system. . The respiratory system includes the nose, nasal cavity and sinuses, the pharynx, the larynx, the trachea, the primary, secondary, and tertiary bronchi, the bronchioles, and lastly the alveoli. The respiratory plays a very important function in daily living. Air travels in through the nose or mouth, and travels down past the pharynx and larynx though the trachea where it then separates into the primary bronchi that attach to the lungs. The air travels to the end of each bronchus to the alveoli, where gas-exchange with the blood occurs. Blood then carries the oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body. Other important functions of the respiratory include the following: defending other tissues of the body from invasion by microorganisms, producing sounds, and assisting in the regulation of blood volume, blood pressure, and the control of pH in body fluids. If the body needs more oxygen than the lungs are supplying the respiratory
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

Respiratory Air Flow - Physiology Lab Respiratory Air Flow...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online