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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

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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 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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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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Are there any multi vitamin for immune system that won't interact with tegretol retard?

Are there any multi vitamin for immune system that won't interact with tegretol retard?

Multivitamins OK: Good morning,
it is ok to use multivitamins along with using tegretol. Vitamin c is claimed to have beneficial effect in helping to fight some viral infections. Vitamin d can be helpful in many different ways, as many of us do not have sufficient quantity of natural vitamin d due to insufficient exposure to daily required sun exposure, because of our life-style. ...Read more

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After or during a cold, without Conjunctivitis. My eyes are immune to the same serotype of the virus too or only the respiratory system?

After or during a cold, without Conjunctivitis. My eyes are immune to the same serotype of the virus too or only the respiratory system?

Generalized: If the cause of the cold is a virus that could cause conjunctivitis, then your conquest of the cold will immunize you against conjunctivitis from that particular strain. ...Read more

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Is red clover herb good for menopause, joints, immune sys, and respiratory sys? Can you tell me also what else this is good for?

Is red clover herb good for menopause, joints, immune sys, and respiratory sys? Can you tell me also what else this is good for?

Esp. Menopause, also: Red clover is esp. Useful for menopausal symptoms & may help prevent osteoporosis, uterine cancer & cardiovascular disease. It can loosen phlegm & reduce bronchospasm. I have not found evidence it helps joints or immune function.
See http://www. Herbwisdom. Com/herb-red-clover. Html
for a good review of its actions and benefits. ...Read more

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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

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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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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 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 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 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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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Respiratory (Definition)

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