Definitions for "Respiratory system"
the system of interconnected passages, organs and cells that allow people to breathe. It permits oxygen to come into the body, and carbon dioxide to be removed. The main organs involved are the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi and lungs. It is also known as the respiratory tract.
The organ system responsible for the intake of oxygen and diffusion of that gas into the blood and the elimination of carbon dioxide from the body. Important structures of the system are the pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, and lungs. Alveoli in the lungs are the location of gas exchange with the blood. The movement of the muscular diaphragm allows the lungs to inhale and exhale.
delivers air to the lungs.
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