Respiratory System

Rebecca Heller

Structures of the Respiratory System

The structures of the respiratory system are the:

  • Nose
  • Sinuses
  • Pharynx
  • Epiglottis
  • Larynx
  • Trachea
  • Lungs
  • Pleura
  • Mediastinum
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What is the importance of the respiratory system as it relates to immunity?

Your respiratory system brings oxygen to the cells in your body, and takes out waste.
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How the respiratory system relates to the body's use of nutrients

The respiratory system uses vitamins found in nutrients to help fight off and prevent infections and disease.

  • Vitamin D prevents respiratory disease in newborns
  • Vitamin E prevents common colds
  • Folate prevents respiratory infections
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