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Respiratory System

Respiratory System

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Published by: SaraAl-Nofaili on May 09, 2014
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Respiratory System
Chapter 8
D. Safa
 
- Sara Subhi
 
Respiratory system
Main function:
 
1
. Gas exchange (getting oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide)
2
. Vocalization "produce sound": such as speech
3
. The respiratory system contains olfactory membrane that function in detecting odors (smelling)
4
. Helps in getting rid off excess body heat
5
. Maintains the PH balance
6
. Plays a role in homeostasis 
 
Respiration includes:
 
1
. Breathing (ventilation): movement of air in and out of lung (inspiration and expiration)
2
. External (pulmonary) respiration: exchange of gases between air and blood in the lung
3
.Internal respiration: exchange of gases between blood and tissue fluid
4
.Cellular respiration: calls use O2 for production of ATP

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