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Anatomy of the Respiratory System

Radiotherapy & Oncology 1 January 2013

.Good luck! . This self directed learning ‘mini-module’ will help you refresh and build upon your anatomy knowledge from the IFP. Work through the slides.. ready to apply it to oncology and radiotherapy technique for respiratory tumours.. print them out and add to your portfolio to refer to as the module progresses. Any queries we can discuss on 22nd January ..Welcome to Radiotherapy and Oncology 1! We begin with the respiratory system.

the process of respiration . • Outline the physiology of the respiratory system i.Learning Outcomes At the end of this session you should be able to: • Describe the gross and microscopic anatomy of the respiratory system within the thorax • Identify the main lymphatic nodes draining the organs of the respiratory system.e.

.Activity 1 What can you remember? Label the diagram...

Activity 2 Identify the nodal groups draining organs of the respiratory system .

.com/ap/respiratorysystem/menu/menu.Complete the online tutorial. http://www..html .getbodysmart.

.. COMPLETE THESE.Complete the quiz at the end .... .

Define: • Pulmonary breathing • Pulmonary respiration • Tissue respiration .Ventilation Complete this section on pulmonary ventilation Respiration or gaseous exchange in the body has 3 basic steps.

....... .................. ............... ............................................... • Air moves out of the lungs when ........... ....................Pressure changes in pulmonary ventilation • Air moves into the lungs when ..................... ..............................

The __________________ contracts. moves __________________ and flattens so the height of the thoracic cage _________________ . . During forced inspiration accessory muscles help to increase the size of the thoracic cavity. _____________________ and the _______________ muscles. Around ___________ litre air enters the lungs. these are the _____________________ .This is the term for __________________________ . With this expansion the volume of the lungs increases and the pressure in the lungs (alveolar pressure) drops. The _________________________ muscles contract. lifting the rib cage and moving the _________________ forwards to give both lateral and ant/post expansion.

You have completed the ‘mini-module’. The __________________ relaxes.This is the term for __________________________ . Bring any queries to our session on 22nd January. During forced expiration the ____________________ and ____________ muscles also contract. the ______________ recoil inward and alveolar pressure ____________ forcing air ______________________________________________ . .