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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Respiratory (Overview)

Respiratory is also known as Respiratory system. Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest wall, diaphram and lungs.


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How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

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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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Respiratory (Overview)

Respiratory is also known as Respiratory system. Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest wall, diaphram and lungs.


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How frequent is severe acute respiratory syndrome?

How frequent is severe acute respiratory syndrome?

No longer seen: Are you referring to sars? The last reported case was in 2003. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on the other hand is in fact quite common and as mentioned is usually found in every adult medical icu. The treatment is low lung volume ventilation and treating the underlying cause. ...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 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 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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Which measurements can be taken to diagnose an issue in the respiratory system?

Which measurements can be taken to diagnose an issue in the respiratory system?

Many tests: Depending on the symptom, there are several tests to evaluate the respiratory system. A chest xray can be very instructive initially on lung structure. Pulmonary function tests (pft) tests different functional parts of the respiratory system. A chest ct can look more carefully at the tissue, blood vessels, and airways of the lung and chest. Sometimes, cardiopulmonary stress testing is helpful. ...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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How long does it take for your respiratory system take to recover from a cigarette?

How long does it take for your respiratory system take to recover from a cigarette?

Nicotine: Nicotine metabolizes quickly in the body. Usually within 8 hours, also it depends on the amount someone smokes. The effects of smoking like if someone had copd- reversal of lung function may take 3- 6 months( provided there is not already a structural damage). ...Read more

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Can you advise for respiratory question?

If I can't: then one of the other doctors likely can. Please ask a clear & specific question. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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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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