Respiratory system and organs and there functions
These are the main functions of the organs
The nose is the main upper respiratory organ where air enters into and exits from the body.
The pharynx is tube that looks like a cylinder, right behind the oral and nasal cavities, it has air pass from the mouth to the lungs.
Air enters into the larynx, almost always called the voice box. The larynx is part of the upper respiratory part that has two main functions: a passageway for air to enter into the lungs, and a part of vocalization.
The bronchi allows a passage of air into the lungs.
AlveoliThe switch of oxygen and carbon dioxide gases happens at the alveolar stage.
Contraction of the diaphragm causes the chest to expand, which happens during inhalation. During exhalation, the release of the diaphragm causes the chest or thorax cavity to contract.
Lungs (my organ)
Diseases of the lungs
- Lung cancer
- Sleep Apnea
Some symptoms are you may have a long lasing cough or cough up blood or even be short of breath. You have a chance of loosing weight, decreased appetite, bad pain in your chest, and or not being able to swallow. This all may be caused because there might be a block in the air passageway.
The treatments to cancer in some cases is drugs like pemetrexed and etoposide, radiation and surgery are combined but it depends on the type of cancer and or the patient.
With out the respatory system
How does it interact with other organ system
- Digestive system
- Nervous system
- Circulatory system