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Basic anatomy and 10 tests for the respiratory system

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All of the body systems are important to keep us functioning, and they all work together to do that. Without oxygen, we would quickly die. The respiratory system is especially important in its role to

Please describe an overview of the key anatomical parts of the respiratory system and how it works.

Please to describe possible diagnostic or surgical procedures associated with the respiratory system that are not mentioned in the Q&A section of this unit.

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Key Anatomical Parts
-upper airways-mouth, nose, throat: help clean, warm, and moisturize air as it comes into the lungs

-airways-bronchioles: conduct air into the alveoli

-alveoli: exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with blood

-blood: carries oxygen and carbon dioxide

-pleura: outer part of the lung that is held to the chest wall by suction

-diaphragm: major muscle that moves the lungs to move air in and ...

Solution Summary

This solution outlines the basic anatomy of the respiratory system. It also gives several commonly used tests and procedures that clinicians use to assess the respiratory system.