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How does the respiratory system depend on the nervous system?

How does the respiratory system depend on the nervous system?

Easy.: The brain (mission control of the nervous system) initiates the drive to breath based upon input from a variety of sensors. It transmits signals via the phrenic nerve to the diaphragm to initiate breathing. Cough receptors in the lung similarly control the cough reflex. Additionally the epiglottis is triggered to cover and protect the trachea to prevent aspiration. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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 and the nervous system depend on each other?

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

Both important: They are both very important to keeping you alive! oxygen is necessary for your brain cells to work properly. The nervous system (and particularly the brain stem) controls your breathing, the movement of your chest, the circulation of your heart, and oxygen going to your brain. They all have to work together. ...Read more

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Can the respiratory system and the nervous system actually work together?

Yes: Respiration is part of what is called the autonomic or involuntary nervous system. That's why it works while you're asleep. You can briefly increase or decrease your respiratory rate, but eventually the autonomic nervous system will take over. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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How do the respiratory system and the nervous system depend on each other?

How do the respiratory system and the nervous system depend on each other?

Dr. Alvin Lin: Dr. Lin previously gave a good answer to this question: https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/351474-how-do-the-respiratory-system-and-the-nervous-system-depend-on-each-other. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system affect the cardiovascular system?

How does the respiratory system affect the cardiovascular system?

Directly: If you don't cary out gas exchange (o2--co2)in the lungs, then your blood ph will fall (acidosis), and the heart will experience arrhythmias, ultimately asystole and death. ...Read more

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What does the respiratory system do for you?

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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Why does the respiratory system improve when exercising?

Why does the respiratory system improve when exercising?

Strength, efficiency: Exercise strengthens the muscles of respiration, they also become more efficient and conditioned through exercise as well. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system work and how essential is it?

Help you breathe: Lungs help you breathe and those are vital to living. There are many ways to treat any problems that occur such as inhalents. When one has emphysema there is even portable oxygen available if needed. ...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 respiratory system work with other systems in the body? I'm doing a project for school on human body systems.

How does the respiratory system work with other systems in the body? I'm doing a project for school on human body systems.

Every part important: But consider this. The lungs are how we get oxygen into our body. The trachea is the tube to let air flow into the lungs. WIthout oxygen people will suffer brain damage or death after about 3 minutes. So I would say that the respiratory system is pretty important to the functioning of the human body. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system help maintain homeostasis?

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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How does the respiratory system works with scuba diving?

How does the respiratory system works with scuba diving?

Scuba: I didn't know how to summarize it to fit into a small space. Here is a very good article: http://suite101.Com/article/good-breathing-techniques-for-scuba-diving-a218867. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system work together with the cardiovascular system?

O2 Delivery: The lungs exchange co2 from metabolism for o2. The heart delivers a carefully calibrated amount of blood to the body to match o2 delivered to o2 needed. That's why heart rate goes up w/ exercise. The lungs gets their blood from the right ventricle, and this blood comes back to the left atrium where it is then ejected to the body by the left ventricle. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the respiratory system need from the immune system, and vice versa?

Can doctors tell me what does the respiratory system need from the immune system, and vice versa?

BALT: The respiratory system (lungs) has parts of the immune system in it. It is called balt-bronchial associated lymphoid tissue. There are also cells in the lining of the lung that "sample" the air for virus, bacteria, etc. These cells communicate with the immune system to eventually make antibodies that can then circulate within the body to protect from infections. ...Read more

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Asthma might lead to some problems. How does the respiratory system work with scuba diving?

Asthma will be prob.: The diving medical community is divided on the question of asthmatics diving. The uk, which has the most permissive guidelines, allows people with well-controlled asthma, who meet several additional criteria, to dive under certain circumstances. In australia, it is essentially forbidden for asthmatics to dive. You should consult a diving medicine specialist in your area for specific details. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the respiratory system?

To maintain: A normal oxygen level and get rid of carbon dioxide, which is a waste product. It also helps maintain acid base balance. ...Read more

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What do the organs in the respiratory system do?

What do the organs in the respiratory system do?

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. ...Read more

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What do the organs of the respiratory system do?

Respiratory system: Its functions are breathing, getting oxygented air to the blood/organs. ...Read more

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Is there any secretion in the respiratory system?

Is there any secretion in the respiratory system?

Mucus: Mucus secretion coats the passages keeping them moist, facilitating gas exchange and removal of debris. ...Read more

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How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

Interesting!?: Starting from the top: the lips, mouth, throat. Trachea, larynx, right and left main stem bronchi, smaller bronchial passages and the tiny alveoli (where oxygen & carbon dioxide are exchanged) and the pulmonary vessels are all part of the respiratory system One of its most remarkable aspects is its ability to make speech and other sounds. There's no other like it in the animal kingdom. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my respiratory system healthy?

Avoiding irritants: To keep your respiratory system healthy the most important thing is to avoid smoking and second-hand smoke. Avoiding exposure to particles and chemicals known to cause lung disease such as chemical fumes, dust, mold. Avoiding certain professions that lead to the above-mentioned exposures (mine work, sandblasters, tunnel builders, foundry workers, etc). Use of nasal lubricants during dry seasons. ...Read more

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How does our respiratory system help our body function?

Oxygen and CO2: Oxygen is needed for your cells to live, and when they burn calories using oxygen they generate co2. Too much co2 is toxic to the brain and it must be removed from the blood. The lungs exhale co2 (like a car's exhaust pipe), and take in oxygen with each breath, lungs transfer oxygen to red blood cells that transport it to your cells. ...Read more

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What are the functions of the upper respiratory system?

What are the functions of the upper respiratory system?

Upper respiratory: Structures include the sinuses, nasal passages, throat, pharynx, tonsils and vocal cords. Other than allowing passage of Oxygenated air, it is rich in mucus glands to protect the airway from viruses and microbes, It is also rich in immunologic cells to combat microbes. ...Read more

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Do we wear down the respiratory system when we exercise?

Do we wear down the respiratory system when we exercise?

No: Exercise, especially aerobic activities, increases & improves both cardiology & pulmonary system, rather than wearing them down. In fact, a recent study concluded that better fitness in middle-age was linked to less lung & colon cancer & cancer death later on (http://oncology. Jamanetwork. Com/article. Aspx? Articleid=2203829). ...Read more

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What's worst disease and disorders of the respiratory system?

IPF: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. No actual meds approved by fda, no meds to cure nor to improved. Progressive fibrosis of the lungs. Worst than cancer. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

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