Respiratory System

By Tyler Fogelson

Purpose of the System

The purpose of this system is to allow you to breath. The primary role of the respiratory system is to transport air into the lungs and to facilitate the diffusion of oxygen into the blood stream. This system also receives waste carbon dioxide from the blood and exhales it.

Diseases that occur within this System

Diseases

Lung cancer - One of the most common cancers in the world, usually caused by cigarette smoke. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - Damage of the airways and air sacs from cigarette smoke and other pollutants that prevents airflow in and out of your lungs.