Respiratory System

10/14/15 Hannah Locklear

Structures Of The Respiratory System

Below is a picture of the of the lungs containing every structure of the lower part of the respiratory system


Nose- the air you breathe

sinuses- bone connecting with nasal cavities

Pharynx- the passageway for air and food to enter and exit

Epiglottis- cartilage that prevents food from entering your trachea

Larynx- your voice box

Trachea- windpipe

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Importance Of The Respiratory System Relating To Imunity

Immune system is our body system that keeps us safe. All of the structures of the respiratory system have to work together to function properly. The immune system helps get rid of all the terrible bacteria that can get in. Respiratory System brings oxygen in our bodies which we need for our cells to live and function properly and helps get rid of waste products


Lmyph Nodes- small, bean shaped structure that bproduce and store cells to fight off infection and disease

Spleen-the largest lymphatic organ in the body its location on the lft side under your ribs

Bone Marrow-the yellow tissue in your bones that produce white blood cells

Lymphocytes-white blood cells that defend the body against disease

Thymus-the small organ where t-cells mature

Leukocytes-These disease-fighting white blood cells identify and eliminate pathogens and are the second arm of the innate immune system.

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How do you relate the bodys use of nutrients to the respiratory system

  • vitamin D prevents repiratory disease in new borms
  • vitamin E prevents common colds
  • folate prevents respiratory infections
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