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    Physiology of the Lungs

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    Working in the health care industry, a medical professional must be familiar with the different systems in the body. The respiratory system is one such system that you may encounter when working as a medical billing and coding specialist.

    Write an overview of the respiratory system. What is one other body system to which that respiratory system relates?

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    The respiratory system is responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the body. Oxygen helps organs and tissues perform properly, by contributing the the breakdown of enzymes that produce energy. Carbon Dioxide is the gas that is removed from tissues and expelled out of the body through breathing. The respiratory system is made up of the lungs, alveoli, bronchi, bronchioles trachea, mouth and nasal ...

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    The solution explains how the oxygen exchange occurs in the lungs, along with a description of each part of the respiratory system and its part in the exchange process.