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How does our respiratory system help our body function?

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

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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 cardiovascular and respiratory system interrelate to provide for the body's energy needs?

How does the cardiovascular and respiratory system interrelate to provide for the body's energy needs?

System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn't be effective. ...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?

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 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?

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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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 deoxygentaed 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 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. Debra Rosenblatt
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Respiratory (Definition)

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