Diaphragm the diaphragm is a part of respiratory

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Diaphragm: The diaphragm is a part of respiratory system which plays an important role in breathing. Contraction of muscles of diaphragm results into expansion of thoracic cavity; this contraction of diaphragm is important from the point of expansion of lungs during inhalation. Respiration Process In terms of animal physiology, respiration is simply defined as the process in which oxygen from environment enters the body and carbon dioxide is released. The process of respiration takes place in four stages, i.e. ventilation, pulmonary gas exchange, gas transport and peripheral gas exchange. In the ventilation stage, air moves in and out of the alveoli of lungs. Gas exchange taking place between pulmonary capillaries and alveoli is termed as pulmonary gas exchange. Gas transport is the process in which it moves within pulmonary capillaries, towards the peripheral capillaries and finally, back to lungs. The process in which gases are exchanged between tissues and tissue capillaries is known as peripheral gas exchange. The information about different organs of respiratory system and their functions is described in short in the above article. It provides a rough idea about the anatomy and functioning of respiratory system.
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