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ScP044 - Human Systems
The diagram below shows the human respiratory system. Identify thestructures indicated.
Which structure is responsible for producing sound?
Which structures pass oxygen into the blood?
Which structure carries air from the trachea to the lung?
Which structures have very thin walls that are easily damaged?
At rest, aperson breathesabout 14 to 16times perminute. Afterexercise itcould increaseto over 60times perminute.New babies atrest breathebetween 40 and50 times perminute. By agefive itdecreases toaround 25 timesper minute.The totalsurface area ofthe alveoli (thetiny air sacs inthe lungs) isabout the sizeof a tenniscourt.