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Respiration and Excretion. Respiration The Respiratory System A.Functions of the respiratory - supply oxygen to the body. 1. Breathing is the movement.

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1 Respiration and Excretion

2 Respiration The Respiratory System A.Functions of the respiratory - supply oxygen to the body. 1. Breathing is the movement of the chest that brings air into the lungs and removes waste gases. 2. Cellular respiration - oxygen is used by the cells to release energy from glucose. 3. The waste products of cellular respiration are carbon dioxide and water.

3 Respiratory System B. Organ of the respiratory system 1.The pharynx is a tubelike passageway used by food, liquid, and air; lower end has a tissue flap called the epiglottis, to prevent food or liquid from entering the airway. 2.Air passes through the larynx, which contains the vocal cords used to speak. 3.Trachea- tube held open by rings of cartilage; lined with cilia and mucus membranes. Respiration Diagram

4 Respiratory System Organs of the respiratory system continues 4. At the lower end of the trachea, two short tubes called bronchi branch into tubes. 5. Smaller tubes are bronchioles, which end in clusters of alveoli. 6. The alveoli are surrounded by capillaries. This is where oxygen enters the blood and waste products exit the blood.

5 Respiration C. Why do you breathe? 1.Signals from your brain tell muscles in your chest and abdomen to contract and relax. a.If carbon dioxide levels in the blood increase, your breathing rate increases. b.If carbon dioxide levels decrease, breathing rate decreases. 2. Diaphragm muscle that contracts and relaxes to move gas into and out of the lungs. Inhale and Exhale

6 Respiratory System D. Diseases and Disorders 1.Respiratory infections – colds, the flu, pneumonia 2.Chronic bronchitis – bronchial tubes become irritated and swell; too much mucus is produced; excess coughing can damage cilia, form scar tissue, and reduce respiratory system Bronchitis

7 Respiratory System Continues Disease and Disorder 3. Emphysema – disease of the alveoli, which enlarge and fail to function effectively a.Causes shortness of breath b.Can often lead to heart problems. Emphysema

8 Respiratory System Continues Disease and Disorder 4. Lung cancer – uncontrolled cell growth in lung tissue a.Smoking is the greatest contributing factor b.Tar and other ingredients in smoke are carcinogens. Diseases and Disorder Diagram

9 Respiratory System Continue disorders 5. Asthma- disorder in which bronchial tubes contract quickly ; causing shortness of breath Asthma Diagram


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