Respitory System

by: Tucker, Ciara, and Zoe

main purpose

The respiratory system is responsible for the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen between the human body and the environment. The respiratory system takes in oxygen and then undergoes respiration and converts the oxygen to carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide then leaves the body.

organs in the respiratory system

Diseases

Pneumonia: causes the lungs to fill up with fluid from the body and eventually drowns the victim

Emphysema: this is a disease that heavy smokers can get (besides cancer) that occurs when a build up of tar clogs the lungs and limits the amount of oxygen your body can take in. This is serious because the tissue in your lungs can never be regenerated.

compared to other systems

The respiratory system works with the circulatory system to circulate and distribute oxygen throughout the body and get rid of carbon dioxide. Together, and combined with all the other systems, they work to maintain an optimal level of health for the body.