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How does the cardiovascular system and respiratory system interrelate?

How does the cardiovascular system and respiratory system interrelate?

Cv system pumps bloo: The cardiovascular system pumps blood to the lungs (resp system) and to the rest of your body. The lungs bring oxygen into the blood as it passes through and takes carbon dioxide out. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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What functions do the cardiovascular system and respiratory system share?

What functions do the cardiovascular system and respiratory system share?

Gas exchange: The heart and lungs work together is a carefully coordinated team to pick up oxygen from the lungs, deliver it to the tissues, and then take the waste products from those tissues and return it to the lungs where they are expelled as carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what functions do the cardiovascular system and respiratory system have in common?

Could you tell me what functions do the cardiovascular system and respiratory system have in common?

Lots: The cardiovascular system and pulmonary work together to pump and add oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the blood stream.
They are directly connected by the pulmonary arteries and veins. ...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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What is the purpose of the respiratory system?

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?

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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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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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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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 does the respiratory system work and how essential is it?

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 can the respiratory system connect to other bodily systems?

Bloodstream: The respiratory system exchanges gasses with the bloodstream in your lungs. In your nose, olfactory nerves provide your sense of smell. Those nerves are connected to your brain. ...Read more

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What test are done to diagnose an issue in the respiratory system?

See below: Chest X-ray
Chest CT
Pulmonary function tests
Allergen panel
Echocardiogram
Bronchoscopy with or without biopsy
Ultrasound
Pleural fluid analysis ...Read more

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What are the consequences of malfuntioning of the respiratory system?

Many...: Difficulty breathing; Lack of oxygen; Poor delivery of oxygen to the other organs and tissues of the body, especially the heart and brain.

A good respiratory system is essential. ...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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Why is having a healthy respiratory system important? I need some advice.

Biased answer: Coming from the lung department, I may be a bit biased, but there's not much you can do without oxygen (O2). Consider having poor lungs - depending on the type of lung impairment one has, the O2 may not be passed to the blood efficiently or the O2 might not be able to get into all of your air sacs as they should. O2 is needed to generate enough ATP, the fuel your body needs for...well, everything ...Read more

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What are some household chemicals that are harmful to the respiratory system?

All: All house hold chemicals have potential harm to some people. The us government require a special label explaining how each product is to be used and what precautions to take when using. Never take for granted using a simple benign looking product without following the directions. Fatal combination of products can occur easily if you don't read carefully what the label says! Read label! ...Read more

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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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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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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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Why does exercising keep your respiratory system healthy instead of wearing it down?

Why does exercising keep your respiratory system healthy instead of wearing it down?

Working it out: Exercise works both the focused muscle groups you're exercising (legs while running, arms while lifting) and exercises your muscles of respiration as you breath faster and more forcefully. In addition to working out these muscles, you take larger volumes when you breath during exercise which allows for improved aeration and blood circulating through your lungs. All of which is beneficial. ...Read more

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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 drinking affect the respiratory system?

See below: As far as I know, no types of drinks affect the lungs unless you aspirate. ...Read more

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Are heaters dangerous on our respiratory system?

Falling on chest?: Seriously, propane or other combustion in an enclosed space can cause carbon monoxide buildup and death. Electric is thought to dry the air ; annoy nasal passages/upper airways. Practically speaking, all are ok as long as used properly, may consider moisturizing air if dry ; be sure ventilated if small / tight space. ...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 do the muscular and respiratory systems work together?

How do the muscular and respiratory systems work together?

See below: Both systems help us breathe. Muscles are the diaphragm and intercostal muscles - for normal breathing. As the diaphragm drops down and the ribs expand, the lungs also expand, taking in air, and oxygen along with. When the diaphragm rises, and the intercostals relax, the chest wall recoils, causing the lungs to recoil causing air to move out - and CO2 along with it. ...Read more

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What's a good way to take maintain your respiratory system?

What's a good way to take maintain your respiratory system?

Crud in chest: You mean phlegm in your chest. You need to stop smoking if you smoke
if you have nasal allergies to treat with antohistamines and/or nasal steroids
if you have asthma you need long term bronchdilaters with inhaled steroids and you can try over the counter musinex as well
we need more history to advice what applies to you
see your doctor if in doubt. ...Read more

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What does bronchitis have to do with the respiratory system?

Bronchitis: The bronchi are tubes which sprout off from the trachea and carry air into bronchioles and then into the alveolar spaces of the lung. They are an integral part of the respiratory tract and when inflamed it is called bronchitis. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of surfactants in the respiratory system?

Keep air sacs open: Surfactants, which are made by the body and are also available as a medication for babies who are deficient in them (usually premie), coat the inside of the tiny air sacs in the lung and keep them open when you exhale. Just like a collapsed balloon is hard to inflate, a collapsed air sac is hard to open. When it doesn't close completely, it's easier to open with the next breath. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Respiratory (Definition)

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


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