By: Sydney Archibald and Shelbie Rhodes
What is the function of the Respiratory System?
Describe the features of alveoli that adapt them to gas exchange
How is carbon dioxide and oxygen are transported in the blood?
What are 2 major disorders found in the Respiratory system?
Pneumonia - An infection of the aveoli which can be caused by various kinds of both bacteria and viruses. Tissue fluids accumulate in the aveoli reducing the surface area exposed to air. Symptoms and signs are cough, chest pains, difficulty breathing, fever, fatigue, nausea, mood swings, etc. Most causes of Pneumonia can be treated iwthout needing to go to the hospital. Oral antibiotics, rest, fluids, and home care are sufficient for complete consoildation.