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Respiratory System

Respiratory System

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Published by: Quolette Constante on Oct 09, 2010
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Primary Function 
The exchange of gases between the environmentalair and the blood.
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Ventilation
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Diffusion
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Perfusion
 
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onrespiratoryFunctions of the Respiratory System 
W
ater loss and heat elimination
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arms and humidifies inspired air
Enhances venous return
Contributes to normal acid-base balance
Enables speech, singing, etc.
Defends against inhaled foreign matter.
Removes, modifies, activates various materials passingthrough the pulmonary circulation.
Inactivates prostaglandins
Activates angiotensinII
Nose -organ of smell

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