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what are the major parts of the respiratory system and what does each part do

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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
The lungs: The respiratory system starts at the nose; tthis is the airwa or series of tubes that deliver the oxygen to the lungs in the lungs at the alveoli gas ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Anatomy questions: Great wikipedia question. Please go there and if no good answer lets do 2nd opinion and I can help.
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Dr. Erin Robertson
18 years experience General Practice
Hmm. Are you talking: ventilation or respiration? systemic or cellular? You've got the airway & lungs. But you need the diaphragm to create negative pressure to inhale ... Read More
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Interesting !?: Starting from the top: the lips, mouth, throat. trachea, larynx, right and left main stem bronchi, smaller bronchial passages and the tiny alveoli (w ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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Anatomy Lesson: In the strictest sense,those organs are:trachea and bronchi(large airways) and the bronchioles and alveoli (the small airways) collectively,all part o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Isolators: As above. You can also use facemask.
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Dr. Alexandre Furman
Specializes in Pulmonology
Allergies: Every part. From top of ur sinuses to very last alveolus.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
First, : First, stay away from cigarette smoke. Drink lots of water, to help keep the mucous moist so that it can be expelled (at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Goldfarb
50 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Need more data: need exact wbc also the differential count or type of cells also hemoglobin and platelet count
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Give you O2: Without oxygen you are dead in 40 secunds.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weintraub
35 years experience Pulmonology
Exchange gases: The lungs are the major organs of your respiratory system. When you breath in, you take oxygen in through your lungs and when you breath out, you expe ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
To maintain: a normal oxygen level and get rid of carbon dioxide, which is a waste product. It also helps maintain acid base balance.

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