Carlie Gibson :) 10/14/15
Structures of the Respiratory System
*Sinuses-> Warm and moist air
*Pharynx-> *Throat, passage way for food and air
*Epiglottis -> Cartilage flap, prevents food from entering the trachea
*larynx -> The voice box
*Trachea -> Windpipe
Respiratory System relates to immunity
*The respiratory system has parts of the immune system in it, like the Balt-Bronchial is associated with the lymphoid tissue.
*Cells that are in the lining of the lungs that sample air for viruses and bacteria ect.
*The cells communicate with the immune system to make antibodies, so it can circulate within the body to protect it from infections,
Body's use of nutrients to the Respiratory System
*Vitamin A fights infections
*Folate stimulates DNA production and cell reproduction
*Vitamin protects your cells from harmful substances
*Vitamin E protects your cell membranes from harmful chemicals and stimulates your immune response to infections