Respiratory system

The system of respirating

Basic Overview

The respiratory system is very important, without it blood would not be able to get oxygen, it is a very complex system that generally works involuntarily, that is not entirely controllable although you can sometimes hold your breath or breathe rapidly at will. the primary function of this system is the Gas exchange which happens in the lungs, or more specifically the alveoli that line the lungs, there is where blood exchanges carbon dioxide and oxygen with the gasses that are present in your lungs at that moment

A little bit more detailed explanation

The respiratory system begins at your nasal cavity, from there the oxygen travels into your Pharynx, from there to your Larynx, past your Trachea until it arrives the Main Bronchi, from there it can go into either your right or left lung through the bronchus, your right lung consists of a Superior Lobe, a Horizontal fissure, a Oblique fissure, the middle lobe and inferior lobe. Your left lung consists of a Superior lobe, the Apex if the left lung, an Oblique fissure, a Cardiac notch, and inferior lobe.

when a human inhales, the air eventually reaches the lungs through the process mentioned above, in the lungs molecules of oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged between the inside of the lungs and the blood through a process called diffusion in the alveoli that line the lungs interior, after that the blood takes the oxygen to the rest of the body and the carbon dioxide is released through where the oxygen came in, this process is repeated frequently and it never stops, once it does it takes little time for the body to lose function and die.

Author of this report

- Xavier Melendez


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