The Respiratory System
The respiratory system is vital to the whole functioning of the body. This system is essential in bringing in the oxygen required by every aspect of the body, from oxygen the cells need to function and replace cells that have died to the oxygen the muscles need. It also removes harmful gases such as carbon dioxide from the body.
Functions of the major organs in the respiratory system.
Nose Lets air enter and exit our body.
Larynx Lets air enter into the lungs.
Pharynx Lets the air pass from the mouth to the lungs.
Bronchi Lets passage of air into the lungs.
Diaphragm Lets the lungs expand.
Alveoli Exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide gases take place here.
Lungs Transfers oxygen found in the atmosphere into the blood stream and the release of carbon dioxide into the air.