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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 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 primary purpose of the cardiovascular system?

What is the primary purpose of the cardiovascular system?

Distribute blood: the heart pumps oxygenated blood through the arteries to the organs and the veins bring the unoxygenated blood back to the heart. ...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 systems of phmonia?

What is the systems of phmonia?

Pneumonia?: Assuming you mean Symptoms of Pneumonia, they may or may not include shortness of breath, cough, fever, painful respirations, mucus production, wheezing, chest tightness, a fast heart to name a few. ...Read more

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What is the specific purpose of the pulmonary circulation?

What is the specific purpose of the pulmonary circulation?

Oxygen: The pulmonary arteries bring blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs, and the pulmonary veins return newly oxygenated blood back to the heart in the left atrium. ...Read more

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What is the principle functions of the cardiovascular system?

What is the principle functions of the cardiovascular system?

Pump and deliver: The heart will pump blood into the vessels which carries oxygen and nutrition to organs and bring back waste to be cleared by lungs, liver and kidneys. ...Read more

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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

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What is the purpose of the sinus venosus?

What is the purpose of the sinus venosus?

Embryo: This is a transient anatomic structure that occurs during cardiac development. A form of atrial septal defect (10% of ASD) can involve imperfect maturation of the heart with pathologic communication between the right atrium (collector of deoxygenated blood from the body, vena cavae and pulmonary veins usually resulting in L to R shunt (oxygenated blood diverts to R side of heart). ...Read more

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What is the function of the uvula?

What is the function of the uvula?

Uvula: assists soft palate closure when swallowing so that nasal regurgitation less likely through nose. Also assists with speech articulation ...Read more

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What is the essence of water in the body system?

What is the essence of water in the body system?

?: Not sure what your question means. Essence of water? Please re-write the entire question. ...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 main purpose of trachea suctioning?

What is the main purpose of trachea suctioning?

Keep clear airways: It is simply to keep the airways clear for breathing, and to prevent aspiration. ...Read more

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What is the functions of Ampiclox in the body?

What is the functions of Ampiclox in the body?

Bacterial Infections: Ampiclox is Ampicillin + cloxacillin. It is combination antibiotic that is effective in treating a large number of bacteria. It is not sold in the United States and is some countries is only approved for veterinary use. ...Read more

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What is the function of the colon?

What is the function of the colon?

Large intestine: The colon (large intestine, large bowel) removes water, salt, and some nutrients forming stool. Muscles line the colon's walls, squeezing its contents along. Billions of bacteria coat the colon and its contents, living in a healthy balance with the body. Ref: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-colon#1 ...Read more

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Please describe the main purpose of the cardiovascular system?

Please describe the main purpose of the cardiovascular system?

Cv system: The cardiovascular system circulates blood and nutrient through the body and maintains the dynamic forces needed to do that. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Respiratory (Definition)

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