The Respiratory System

the system that helps us breathe

the respiratory system

  • the system which allows us to obtain oxygen from the air and get rid of waste carbon dioxide



The Key Organs

larynx

trachea

external intercostal

internal intercostal

ribs

pleural membranes

bronchioles

alveoli

left lung

diaphragm

lungs




inhaling and exhaling

when we inhale air enters the body through the nose or mouth and passes into the top of the throat.It goes to the trachea or the windpipe.There are two smaller tubes called bronchi. The bronchi leads to the lungs,where the blood collects oxygen and releases carbon dioxide

diseases that are found in the lungs

pleurisy

pneumonia

tuberculosis

cystic fibrosis