Flashcards in Respiratory System Deck (54)
Provides an area for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, protects the surfaces from dehyration, protects against pathogens, produces sounds, and permits speech.
Lateral wall of nose
Space contained within the flexible tissue of nose
Hairs that remove particles from air
Incoming air flows between these mounds of tissue and is warmed and humidified.
3 types of conchae
-Superior nasal conchae
-Middle nasal conchae
-Inferior nasal conchae
Passageways between conchae
3 types of meatuses
Opening between the nasal cavity and the pharynx
Extends from the internal nares to the larynx
Superior portion which extends from the internal nares to the soft palate.
Posterior part of the roof of the mouth.
Passage between the pharynx and the middle ear.
Eustachian or pharyngotympanic tube.
Middle section which extends from the soft palate to the base of the tongue.
Attachment site for many muscles that assist in speech.
Opening from the mouth into the pharynx.
Projection that is attached to the posterior portion of the soft palate and assists in speech.
Inferior portion which extends between the hyoid and the entrances to the larynx and esophagus.
Extends from C4 to C6 and produces sounds.
Narrow opening through which air leaves the pharynx and enters the larynx.
3 types of large unpaired carilages.
Covers the glottis during swallowing.
U shaped shield that forms the anterior wall for the larynx.
3 types of small, paired cartilages