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upper respiratory system consists of

-nose, nasal cavity, sinuses and pharynx
-filter, warm, and humidify air and bring it to and from the..

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lower respiratory system

-larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles and
-alveoli-gas exchange surface

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functions of respiratory system

-extensive area for gas exchange
-move air to and form exchange surface
-protect exchange surfaces from damage
--dehydration, temperature, pathogens, etc.
-produce vocalization
-regulate blood volume, pH, pressure, etc

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3 key functional parameters

1. increase the surface area of the membrane
2. decrease thickness of the respiratory membrane
3. highly cascularize the repiratory membrane-maximize concentration gradient

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external nose

-cartilage
--lateral nasal
--major and minor alar
-nasal bone
-external nares (nostrils)

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nose

-encloses the nasal vestibule
--protected by hairs
--opens into nasal cavity
--divided by nasal septum

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nasal cavity

-starts at nasal vestibule and ends at internal nares
-divided in two by the nasal septum
--ethmoid, vomer, septal cartilage
-separated from oral vaity
--hard palate: palatine and maxilla
--soft palate
-mucus membrane lining

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nasal cavity: olfactory region

-superior region
-all areas with olfactory receptors
--cribiform plate, superior nasal conchae, superior septum

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nasal cavity: conchae

-three projections of bone on each side
--superior, middle, inferior
-ethmoid and inferior nasal concha bone
-grooves in between conchae=meatuses

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conchae functions

-divide cavity into passages
-suppoer mucous membranes
-increase surface area
-increase turbulence
--filters out airborne particles

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sinuses

-air filled sacs within cranial bones
--maxilla, frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid
-open into nasal cavity
-lined with mucous membranes

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functions of sinuses

-decrease weight of skull
-produce mucus
-resonant chambers

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pharynx

throat
-shared passageway for respiratory and digestive system
-nasopharynx: above uvula and posterior to internal nares
-oropharynx
-laryngopharynx: between hyoid and esophagus

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functions of pharynx

-passage for food
-passage for air
-sound production

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layers of respiratory tree

-mucosa
--goblet cells in pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium
-submucosa
--areolar CT and seroud mucous glands
-hylaline cartilage
-trachealis muscle
--transverse and longitudinal smooth muscle
--more muscle as one moves closer to the lungs

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larynx

-enlargement in airway at top of trachea and below pharynx
--routes air and food to proper channels
--surrounds and protects glottis (opening into larynx
-houses vocal cords

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composition of larynx

-muscles and cartilage held together by elastic tissue

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cartilages of the larynx

-thryroid: adams apple
-cricoid: supports posterior larynx
-arytenoid, corniculate and cuneiform: attach and control vocal cords
-epiglottis: projects into pharynx and covers glottis during swallowing

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vocal cords

-folds in mucous membrane
-vestibular folds
--false vocal cords
--no sound production
--muscles help close larynx during swallowing
-vocal folds
--true vocal cords
--cause sound production

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vocal cords: speaking

-air pushed past vocal folds causes vibrations
-pitch controlled by changing tension of cords
--tight=high
-volume related to force of air over cords
--more force-loud
-oral cavity, lips and tongue change sound

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trachea

-flexible tube
-connects larynx with bronchi

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composition of trachea

-inner wall
--ciliated mucous membrane with goblet cells
---beat continuously
---expel mucous loaded with debris
--20 c-shaped pieces of hyaline cartilage

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functions of trachea

-filter and direct incoming air
-cartilage rings prevent collapsing
--but are still flexible
-soft tissue in back allows esophagus to expand

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bronchi

formed by division of trachea
-split at carina
-enter lungs at hilus
-bronchi subdivide into smaller and smaller branches
--primary
--secondary
--tertiary
--bronchioles

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differences between bronchi sides

right bronchus
-is wider, shorter, and straighter
-divides into three parts; one for each lobe (left has 2)
-superior one divides very early

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bronchioles

-tertiary bronchi branch many times
-eventually form 6500 terminal brochioles
-smooth muscle dominant and little cartilage
--bronchodialation (SNS)
--bronchoconstriction (PSNS)
-terminal brochioles branch into respiratory lobules
--50-80 per lobule
--branch into alveolar ducts

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alveoli

-alveolar ducts lead to alveolar sacs
-alveolar sacs contain several alveoli
-150 million per lung
-each asscoiated with a network of capillaries
-abundance of elastic fibers

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alveolus

consists of:
-pneumocyte type 1 cells
--simple squamous epithelium for gas exchange
--moist lining aids diffusion across respiratory membrne

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pneumocyte type 2 cells

-no gas exchange
-secrete pulmonary surfactant
-fluid will be a lower cohesive force than water
-alveolar walls dont stick to each other
-prevents collapse of alveoli

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alveolus consists of

-basal lamina
-capillary network
-connective tissue
--fibroblasts: elastic and reticular fibers
--macrophages: phagocytosis
-makes for a thin, flexible membrane