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Respiration is..

The release of energy from food

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Aerobic respiration needs..

Oxygen

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The equation for aerobic respiration is

Glucose and oxygen -> carbon dioxide and water vapour and energy
(C6H12O6 + 6O2 -> 6CO2 + 6H2O + energy)

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Parts of the breathing system

Nose, trachea (windpipe), bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, diaphragm and intercostal muscles

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Function of nose

Cleans, warms and moistens air

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Function of traches

Allows air to pass to and from lungs

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Function of bronchi

Allows air to pass to and from lungs

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Function of bronchioles

Allows air to pass to and from lungs

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Function of alveoli

Enable gas exchange

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Function of diaphragm and intercostal muscles

Cause air to move in and out of lungs

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Alveoli are enclosed in..

Capillaries

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Contents of inhaled air

29% oxygen
.04% carbon dioxide
1% water vapour and others