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what does the respiratory system do for you?

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Dr. Steven Weintraub
Pulmonology 36 years experience
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 expel carbon dioxide.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Whats respiratory system what does it do?

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Dr. Andrew Poleszak
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Give you O2: Without oxygen you are dead in 40 secunds.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are majjor systems that work with the respiratory system?

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Dr. Andrew Poleszak
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Isolators: As above. You can also use facemask.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What do the organs in the respiratory system do?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 39 years experience
Get oxygen to blood: Respiration is the process of bringing oxygen into the lungs and exhaling carbon dioxide out of them. Once inside the lungs, the oxygen crosses cell membranes to get into the blood stream. The blood circulates the oxygen to the rest of the body including the brain which cannot function without it. Carbon dioxide is the waste product of well functioning cells and is also carried back by the blood.
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How can the respiratory system connect to other bodily systems?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Bloodstream: The respiratory system exchanges gasses with the bloodstream in your lungs. In your nose, olfactory nerves provide your sense of smell. Those nerves are connected to your brain.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the purpose of the respiratory system?

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Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
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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