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Parts of respiratory system

Nose and mouth
Pharynx
Epiglottis
Larynx
Trachea
Bronchus
Bronchioli
Alveoli

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Nose and mouth

Heat the air, nose hairs filter air.

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Pharynx

At back of throat

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Epiglottis

Flap over trachea
Stops food/drink from getting in windpipe

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Larynx

Voice box containing vocal chords.

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Trachea

Windpipe
Connects mouth to lungs

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Bronchus

Divides into two tubes of bronchi

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Bronchioli

Narrow tubes at the end of the bronchi.

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Alveoli

Where oxygen reaches the blood.

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Oxidation

When oxygen combines with food to create energy.

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Exchange of gases

When oxygen passes from the alveoli into the blood in the capillaries.
Carbon dioxide passes from the blood into the alveoli.