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respiration

the exchange of gases between the atmosphere, blood, and the cells of the body
can be divided into two phases: inspiration and expiration

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inspiration

the act of breathing in

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expiration

the act of breathing out

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diaphragm

dome-like band of muscle that seperates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity
contraction causes the thoracic cavity to expand inferiorly to aid in respiration

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xyphoid process

connects diaphragm to the throacic cavity

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intercostals

located beween the ribs and aid in respiration by expanding the throacic cavity laterally