Respiratory System

By. Nadia, Jasper, & Drew

Negative Behavior: smoking, caffeine overdose, Asthma, pneumonia, eating fatty foods, drinking alcohol, not staying hydrated.

Interesting Facts:

The right lung is slightly larger than the left lung.

Hairs in the nose help to clean the air we breathe as well as warming it.

The highest recorded "sneeze speed" is 165 km per hour.

The surface area of the lungs is the same size as a tennis court.

The capillaries in the lungs would extend 1,600 kilometers if placed end to end.

We lose half a liter of water a day through breathing.

This is the water vapor we see when we breathe onto glass.

A person at rest usually breathes between 12 and 15 times a minute.

Major Functions - When you breathe in and out, your respiratory system is working. As we breathe, the system is needing to get oxygen to the blood. Respiration is fulfilled through the mouth, nose, trachea, lungs, and diaphragm. If you don’t have oxygen, and you can’t get rid of carbon dioxide, your body can’t live for longer than only a few minutes. The human respiratory system is a series of organs that are for taking in oxygen and letting out carbon dioxide.

Major Diseases:

These diseases and conditions of the respiratory system go into mainly two groups: Viruses such as influenza, bacterial pneumonia and the respiratory virus that has been diagnosed in many children. Tuberculosis is an bacterial infection that takes over the lungs and other parts of your body, it can be deadly if not treated correctly.  Lung Cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, usually caused by cigarette smoke.  Asthma is a disease where your breathing walls in your throat become sore and swollen, which make it so that your lungs get less air than they actually need.

Major Organs:

  • Nasal Passage
  • Cavity
  • Pharynx
  • Larynx
  • Trachea
  • Lung
  • Heart
  • Ribs
  • Bronchi

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3 years ago

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