Respiratory Sytstem

Mary Rueschhoff

What is the Respiratory System?

The Respiratory system is the system by which oxygen is taken into the body an exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place.

The Functions of Organs

Nose: the primary upper respiratory organ in which air enters into and exists from the body.
Pharynx: a tubular structure positioned behind the oral and nasal cavaties, that allows air to pass from the mouth to the lungs.
Larynx: the voice box.
Bronchi: allows the passage of air to the lungs.
Lungs: air-filled organs located on both sides of the chest cavity.
Alveoli: tiny grape like sacs at the end of the respiratory tree.
Diaphragm: a muscular structure locate between the thoracic and abdominal cavity.


Causes, Treatments, and Symtoms of COPD/ Four Common Diseases


COPD: Chronic, obstructive, pulmonary disease, a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed air flow from the lungs.
Causes: Smoking
Symptoms: coughing that produces mucus, shortness of breath, fatigue.
Treatments: ANORO ELLIPTA is a prescribed medicine.
FOUR DISEASES: Lung Cancer, Lung Disease, COPD, and Bronchitis