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What is the function of the lungs in the circulatory system?

What is the function of the lungs in the circulatory system?

Oygenation: The short answer is that the lungs oxygenate the venous blood. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What is the purpose of surfactants in the respiratory system?

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

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What is the function of the nervous tissue in the kidneys?

What is the function of the nervous tissue in the kidneys?

Nervous tissu kidney: The nerves control blood flow and hormone production from the kidney. Recommend doing a wikipedia on nervous control of renal function. ...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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What is the function of surfactant in the lung?

What is the function of surfactant in the lung?

Prevent collapse: Surfactant keeps the alveoli open during the expiratory phase of breathing. It reduces the amount of work needed for breathing. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the lymphatic system in and around the lungs?

What is the purpose of the lymphatic system in and around the lungs?

Drainage of lymph: Lymph is a natural fluid made by the immune system (lymphatic system) to keep the body healthy. Any foreign material or waste product that persists in the blood (after liver) gets to the lymph system, where it is processed & "surveyed" to make sure there's nothing harmful. If there is, it goes to the immune cells to clean up. Lungs need it just like every other organ. ...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 is the respiratory disease that results in a closing of the bronchiole passages?

What is the respiratory disease that results in a closing of the bronchiole passages?

Vieal process: Bronchiolitis is usually caused by viral infection. In children RSV is a known cause. Noninfectious cause include inflammation accompanying bronchilitis obliterans which is also associated with lung rejection to transplant. Treatment is usually steroids. ...Read more

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What is the function of the pulmonary valve?

What is the function of the pulmonary valve?

Flow direction: Pulmonic valve like all other heart valves, directs the flow from one chamber to another, in this case from the right ventricle to the lungs. It allows the flow to be organized and the timing of flow to be proper. ...Read more

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What is the function of lymphatic system and its part?

What is the function of lymphatic system and its part?

Immunity!: Lymphatic system is a part of the immune system. It includes lymphoid system. Tonsils, thymus, spleen and bone marrow are included in it! ...Read more

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What is the position and function of the cartilage in the lungs?

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What is the position and function of the cartilage in the lungs?

Bronchus/bronchiole: The wind pipe or trachea branches of into left and right bronchus, they further divide into smaller bronchioles. These structures are made up of cartilage or soft bone and merely they act as a conduit for exchange of gases. ...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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What is the function of bacteria in our digestive system?

What is the function of bacteria in our digestive system?

Bacteria: We have bacterial and other microorganisms as part of our systems on all integumentary surfaces (skin and mucous membranes). They play differing roles in our body. Some provide for degradation of food substances, some we have not worked out the function for. You need to take a course in microbiology since cannot be all explained here. ...Read more

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What is the function of the appendix in the body?

What is the function of the appendix in the body?

Immune system?: Researchers believe that the appendix does serve a function as part of the immune system. Others feel that the appendix is a vestigial organ, once used as part of digestive process. ...Read more

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Is it possible that taking high doses of amino acid may affect your respiratory system,i.e. your lungs?

Not directly: L-cysteine is actually beneficial for lung problems, however most of the prudent articles I have read recommend taking a break from amino acid supplementation. That is like two months on one month off. The body can take it too much nitrogen and this can be harmful, although I am unaware of any specific connection between amino acid intake and lung problems. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...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