Respiratory System

Structures of the R.S.

Upper Respiratory System
  • This includes the nose, sinuses, pharynx, epiglottis, larynx, and the trachea.

Lower Respiratory System

  • This includes the Lungs, Pleura, and Mediastinum.

Importance of the R.S. as it relates to Immunity

The importance of the respiratory system as it relates to immunity is it plays a vital role in homeostasis and it is how we breath.

Body's use of Nutrients to the R.S.

  • Vitamin D prevents respiratory disease in newborns.
  • Vitamin E prevents common cold
  • Folate prevents respiratory infections.
  • Vitamin C has been linked to improve Cardiopulmonary Functions.