by: Tucker, Ciara, and Zoe
organs in the respiratory system
The lungs are the main powerhouse of the respiratory system. Once they receive oxygen from the trachea, it removes carbon dioxide and begins to distribute the oxygen throughout the body.
The trachea is the tube that brings oxygen to the lungs from the nose or mouth. It is also known as the windpipe.
The diaphragm sits below the lungs and is responsible for the involuntary action of breathing in and out. It is also what causes hiccups when it jerks.
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.