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How do the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems work together to provide the energy needed for your cells to function?

How do the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems work together to provide the energy needed for your cells to function?

It's complicated: Good question, but too complicated to answer in 400 characters or less. Consider taking a class or reading a book on human physiology. https://www.coursera.org/course/humanphysio. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Why do we share a respiratory system with a digestive tract?

Why do we share a respiratory system with a digestive tract?

Ontogeny: Recapitulates Phylogeny. This article explains the whole concept: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recapitulation_theory ...Read more

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What are the main parts of the respiratory and digestive systems?

What are the main parts of the respiratory and digestive systems?

Anatomy questions: Great wikipedia question. Please go there and if no good answer lets do 2nd opinion and I can help. ...Read more

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Please explain which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems ?

Please explain which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems ?

Good question: Connective tissue disorders such as Lupus, Autoimmune disorders and infections such as TB affect all three organ systems. Check wikipedia for each of the above. hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Diseases lungs,gut: There are a great number of diseases that can attack these organ systems. This is a very complex question. You need to ask more specific questions. ...Read more

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Can cystic fibrosis affect both respiratory and digestive system?

Can cystic fibrosis affect both respiratory and digestive system?

Absolutely: The thicker mucous secretions inherent to cystic fibrosis (CF) can cause a relative obstruction in clearing the airway tree of particulate matter/germs. Similarly, these secretions can obstruct the passage of pancreatic enzymes into the intestine leading to mal-digestion. ...Read more

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For a project, I have to explain how coronary artery disease can affect the respiratory and digestive systems, how is it that it affects them?

For a project, I have to explain how coronary artery disease can affect the respiratory and digestive systems, how is it that it affects them?

CAD: CAD effects the hearts capacity to function and this can lead to lower blood flow throughout your body. Your heart and lungs need to be coordinated to appropriately oxygenate blood and when heart pump not so good this relationship compromised. That's a V/Q mismatch. Poorly oxygenated blood to stomach makes it sluggish at digestion and prone to ulcers ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Respiratory (Definition)

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