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Lower respiratory tract

Respiratory System Overview

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By: Chlo? Durfee Sydney Modder Ramya Ramesh Megumi Sharma Chase Damis The Respiratory System Larynx (Voice Box) Connects pharynx to trachea Provides airway Prevents food from entering respiratory tract Produces sound Pharynx (throat) Provides passageway for respiratory and digestive tracts Tube like structure that connects nasal and oral cavities to larynx Coordinates breathing and swallowing while eating Larynx/Pharynx Larynx/Pharynx Epiglottis Blocks food and liquids from entering the trachea Spoon-like structure Epiglottis Lungs Pair of spongy, air-filled organs. Located on either side of thorax. Covered by thin tissue called pleura. Pull in oxygen and absorbs it into linings of lungs. Pushes oxygen into chambers of the heart so oxygen travels throughout the body.
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