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    Human respiratory system and TB infection

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    I have to cover this topic: Select one specific disease associated with this organ system and explain how it affects the system and human health.

    Using this important human organ system: Respiratory

    The human body is composed of a number of organ systems that work together to perform all the necessary functions of the body. Each organ system is comprised of a number of component organs that work together to accomplish certain tasks.

    Imagine that you have been asked to provide an explanation about the structure and function of this system to a specific segment of the general public, perhaps a group of senior citizens, pregnant women, or student athletes, who want to learn more about normal functions of the human body as well as health concerns.

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    Human Respiratory System vs. TB
    The respiratory system in humans, as well as many other organisms, is a crucial system as it provides the cells of the body with necessary doses of oxygen to survive. Oxygen is required for many body metabolisms, most importantly it is the ultimate source of electron acceptor in the chain reactions that lead to production of ATP, a major energy source.
    The respiratory system is composed of multiple organs including nasal airways, lungs and the respiratory muscles. Lungs are the most important organ in this system and is provides a surface area (through air sacs called the alveoli) that promotes exchange of gases. Lungs interact with the rest of the body through a medium called blood. More specifically, blood that returns to heart from the body is rich in CO2. This blood enters the lung and exchanges CO2 for oxygen and then returns to the heart to be pumped out to the rest of the body. Therefore any obstruction through the airway passage and/or destruction of the lung cells is ...

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    An outline of the respiratory system and effects of developing tuberculosis infections on overall well-being of the human body.