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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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How does the respiratory system help maintain homeostasis?

This is complex: By exhaling you get rid of co2 which helps control acidity, inhaling you bring in o2 energy metabolism. Inhaling and exhaling affect blood return to the heart as well as may affect the release of stress hormones
probably an hour lecture to med students to cover. ...Read more

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Hows does the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system work together to maintain homeostasis?

Hows does the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system work together to maintain homeostasis?

Beautifully: Your body uses oxygen for fuel and produces carbon dioxide as waste. These gases circulate in the blood, which is pumped by the heart to the lungs (and the rest of the body). In the lungs, oxygen you breathe in enters the blood, while carbon dioxide leaves the blood and enters the air you breathe out. ...Read more

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How is homeostasis maintained in relation to the cv and repiratory systems?

How is homeostasis maintained in relation to the cv and repiratory systems?

System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn';t be effective. As exercise demand increases both respiration increases and heart rate increases together to provide oxygen and glucose to the tissues. ...Read more

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What are the organs in the respiratory system and if they malfunction, is it deadly?

What are the organs in the respiratory system and if they malfunction, is it deadly?

Lungs: The lungs are vital to our breathing. There are many ways to diagnose problems with them and to treat the problems. See you physicain for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What does the respiratory system do for you?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: respiratory system?

What is the definition or description of: respiratory system?

Breathing: The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are essential for normal breathing. ...Read more

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Please, can you describe the primary parts of the respiratory system?

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 gasas are exchange basically oxygen for carbon dioxiderespiatory system. ...Read more

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I feel like my house is always dusty. Could this be bad for my respiratory system?

I feel like my house is always dusty. Could this be bad for my respiratory system?

Yes and no: Many people live in dusty conditions (mild) for considerable time with no apparent distress. Others may develop mild to severe allergies. Dust contains many microscopic things one of which is dust mites. People can be severely allergic to these and require a lot of treatment. The best thing to do is dust mitigation. Look up on the internet how to reduce home dust problems or see you doctor. ...Read more

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What does a respiratory system do in babies?

What does a respiratory system do in babies?

See below: The same thing as it does in everyone else. Provision of oxygen and elimination of carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affects the respiratory system and why?

How does alcohol affects the respiratory system and why?

Through the brain: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, which can affect the centers in the brain that regulate respiration. Consequently, breathing may slow and not keep up with demand, especially when asleep. Also, alcohol lowers your defenses against aspiration, contributing to pneumonia. Lastly, alcohol can make sleep apnea worse making it further difficult to breathe. ...Read more

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How does tuberculosis affect the respiratory system?

How does tuberculosis affect the respiratory system?

Multiple: Primary TB is usually manifested by fever with few or no pulmonary symptoms. Chest xrays may show lymph node enlargement, fluid in the chest or infiltrates. Later stages may show cavities or endobronchial spread. Cough, fever and weight loss are common. ...Read more

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What kind of infections affect the respiratory system?

What kind of infections affect the respiratory system?

Respiratory System: could be parasites, viruses, fungi or bacterial ...Read more

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How does the immune system affect the respiratory system?

How does the immune system affect the respiratory system?

Immunity: It protects us and can also be a major player in the inflammatory pathway or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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How can the respiratory system rely on the immune system?

How can  the respiratory system rely on the immune system?

Immune system: The immune system is within every organ in our body, including the lungs to defend it from foreign material, such as toxic inhalants, allergens, infections etc. ...Read more

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What function of the respiratory system does asthma affect?

What function of the respiratory system does asthma affect?

Breathing: Asthma causes inflammation and spasm of the small to medium-sized air tubes. This will affect breathing and lead to symptoms such as: shortness of breath, cough, wheeze, & chest tightness. ...Read more

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Where in the respiratory system does cancer typically start?

Where in the respiratory system does cancer typically start?

CA&respiratory syst.: Cancer in the respiratory system comes mostly from the linings of the airways. There are several different types of lung CA...small cell, squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, large cell, and bronchalveolar. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system depend on the circulatory system?

How does the respiratory system depend on the circulatory system?

Inter-dependent: relationship exists between the two. The heart pumps arterial blood to the circulation. The deoxygenated or venous blood returns to the lung where blood is oxygenated. Then blood flows into the heart chambers and the cycle continues on. ...Read more

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How does the digestion system interact with the respiratory system?

How does the digestion system interact with the respiratory system?

The stomach and: esophagus may regurgitate acid and contents into
the upper airway and into the lung. This condition, reflux esophagitis, can cause heartburn, chronic cough, asthma and in severe cases, aspiration pneumonia. ...Read more

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How does ebola affect the respiratory system? How does the disease kill you?

How does ebola affect the respiratory system? How does the disease kill you?

Ebola Virus: A person with Ebola infection may develop cough, chest pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), respiratory distress as well as Interstitial pneumonia and pulmonary edema with attempts to hydrate. Shock with capillary leakage, seizures, coma & respiratory distress herald death. ...Read more

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How does the cardiac system and the respiratory system depend on each other?

How does the cardiac system and the respiratory system depend on each other?

interdependent: If you don't breathe, your heart will stop. If your heart doesn't pump, your can't breathe. For a more complete answer, there are excellent textbooks available on cardiac ; pulmonary physiology. ...Read more

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What is happening in the respiratory system when it becomes hard to breathe?

What is happening in the respiratory system when it becomes hard to breathe?

A whole book: Whole books are written about this. It can be mechanical like a collapsed lung, bronchospastic, like asthma, air-space replacement like heart failure, anemia, poison (like cyanide), infectious like pneumonia, blood clot and many, many more causes. ...Read more

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What effect does oxygen from an oxygen generator have on the respiratory system?

What effect does oxygen from an oxygen generator have on the respiratory system?

None: An oxygen concentrator simply provides a higher level of oxygen to the lungs than room air can. It has no effect on the lungs themselves. It can be very helpful if a person's oxygen level is too low from either lung or heart disease. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


Homeostasis (Definition)

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