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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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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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How does the heart get oxygen if it's the organ that pumping the blood to the rest of the body?

How does the heart get oxygen if it's the organ that pumping the blood to the rest of the body?

Oxygen: Oxygenated blood leaves the pulmonary circulation and is pumped through the left side of the heart. After it goes through the aortic valve oxygenated blood flows in both systole and diastole through the coronary arteries into the heart muscle. ...Read more

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What are the organs in the respiratory system and if they malfunction, is it deadly?

What are the organs in the respiratory system and if they malfunction, is it deadly?

Lungs: The lungs are vital to our breathing. There are many ways to diagnose problems with them and to treat the problems. See you physicain for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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If a person is having rheumatic fever which affects the valve, will it result in lesser blood pumping around the body?

If a person is having rheumatic fever which affects the valve, will it result in lesser blood pumping around the body?

Rheumatic Heart Dx: Yes it can do this most likely because the damaged valve is leaking or narrowed. Need more details. Lets do 2nd opinion to better help and understand. ...Read more

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What is the pathway that alcohol takes through the body? What organs are affected?

What is the pathway that alcohol takes through the body? What organs are affected?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects stomach , liver and brain , and blood cells. Can cause cirrhosis. It depends on how often and how long it is used. Can affect pancreas. Bone marrow. ...Read more

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What is the name of the nerve that brings heart pain to the central nervous system?

What is the name of the nerve that brings heart pain to the central nervous system?

There isn't just one: There may not be just one nerve that brings heart pain to the brain. This is why people describe their heart attack symptoms so differently. Some people get nausea, sweating and a sense of "just not feeling right, " while others get the more classic chest and arm pain. Others may get extreme heaviness in the chest and shortness of breath. Thi suggests that different nerve pathways can be involved. ...Read more

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The sympathetic chain is the pathway between the body (all organs and systems in the body), and disrupting it will affect the whole, not just sweating?

The sympathetic chain is the pathway between the body (all organs and systems in the body), and disrupting it will affect the whole, not just sweating?

It depends...: It depends on what kind of damage (disruption), such as: which nerves, where in the nerves, how many nerves, the size of the nerves, etc... The signals from sympathetic nerves create effects like include pupil dilation, increased sweating, increased heart rate, and increased blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the condition called in which part of the stomach is small & all the food can't reach it therefore the infant projectile vomits half his bottl?

What is the condition called in which part of the stomach is small & all the food can't reach it therefore the infant projectile vomits half his bottl?

Small Tummies: The condition u are referring to is called Pyloric Stenosis. In pyloric stenosis, the pylorus muscles thicken, blocking food from entering the baby's small intestine. Pyloric stenosis can lead to forceful vomiting, dehydration and weight loss. Babies with this condition may seem to always be hungry. Pyloric stenosis can be fixed with surgery. ...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 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 name of that illness which is inside the nerves of the brain when the nervous currents can't cross the nerves of the brain in left side?

What is the name of that illness which is inside the nerves of the brain when the nervous currents can't cross the nerves of the brain in left side?

not sure: Not sure i understand the question. Do you mean like a disconnection syndrome? Maybe try rephrasing your question. ...Read more

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What happens when henle is shortened, to the extent that they could not reach the medullary region of the kidney?

What happens when henle is shortened, to the extent that they could not reach the medullary region of the kidney?

Question unclear: Loop of henle is part of an individual nephron (1 immion/kidney) & situated between glomerulus (mini filter) in kidney cortex & collecting duct in kidney medulla. Nephron cells would form into a cyst if obstructed or perhaps as u say "could not reach medullary region". ...Read more

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If the body fights an HPV virus to the point where its not in the system anymore. Can the same strand affect the same person twice.?

If the body fights an HPV virus to the point where its not in the system anymore.  Can the same strand affect the same person twice.?

You are misinformed: HPV is a family of DNA virus strains numbering in the hundreds. They are well known for infecting, self clearing after 2 years or so but with the potential to hibernate in the body forever. It may or may not re-emerge and shed (be contagious). You will develop antibodies to that strain that provide a marker for infection. Re- activation would not be a new infection of that strain. ...Read more

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What is the pathway tylenol (acetaminophen) takes through the body when administered through the rectum?

What is the pathway tylenol (acetaminophen) takes through the body when administered through the rectum?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) absorpion: hello ~ odd but interesting question. EXACTLY THE SAME ROUTE AS TAKING IT ORALLY, (or we wouldnt suggest taking it that way.) The rectal mucus membrane is exactly the same histologically as the mouth, so it gets absorbed thru the mmembrane, into the rectal veins into the internal iliac, into the coeliac vein and then the splenic vein AND portal v to liver. Metab in liver!Out in bile and duodenum.. ...Read more

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What is the aorta in the heart and how does it work with the rest of the circulatory system?

What is the aorta in the heart and how does it work with the rest of the circulatory system?

Main artery: The aorta is the main artery in the boday and is responsible for delivering blood to the rest of the body. ...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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Is it true that nematodes migrate to the lungs during the day?

Is it true that nematodes migrate to the lungs during the day?

Biologic advantage: The organisms are diurnal: there is a nocturnal periodicity. During the day, they are present in the deep veins, and during the night, they will be found in the peripheral circulation. However, if you reverse your sleep wake cycle, the organisms do it. It is related to oxygen tension in the lungs. They are best able to go to the next vector from the peripheral circulation at night. ...Read more

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What effect does oxygen from an oxygen generator have on the respiratory system?

What effect does oxygen from an oxygen generator have on the respiratory system?

None: An oxygen concentrator simply provides a higher level of oxygen to the lungs than room air can. It has no effect on the lungs themselves. It can be very helpful if a person's oxygen level is too low from either lung or heart disease. ...Read more

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How can a respiratory therapist help me manage my oxygen levels?

How can a respiratory therapist help me manage my oxygen levels?

Treatments.: Respiratory therapists provide treatments of all types; some requiring machines call ventilators. If you have 'pulmonary'(lung) concerns then speak with your doctor; you may need to see a lung doctor(pulmonologist). ...Read more

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What is a respiratory pigment that carries oxygen?

What is a respiratory pigment that carries oxygen?

Hemoglobin: this is the molecule in blood that caries most of the oxygen in your blood. ...Read more

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Aside from respiratory distress, when do you place someone on oxygen?

Aside from respiratory distress, when do you place someone on oxygen?

Oxygen: oxygen is used when the blood oxygen level is low. It will not necessarily help shortness of breath particularly when the oxygen levels are normal. Oxygen is also used for carbon monoxide poisoning and a few other special situations. ...Read more

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Why would pure oxygen make you stop breathing if respiratory distress?

Why would pure oxygen make you stop breathing if respiratory distress?

Unusual: Some patients with chronic respiratory failure don't have their respiratory drive due to co2, but low o2 instead. Raising the o2 level theoretically can cause respiratory drive to fail. This is controversial however and there are other causes that can create this situation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die due to respiratory infection with a oxygen level of 95 in 48 hours?

Sure: Your oxygen level of 95 is normal. However that's not to say you won't get septic and develop septic shock and die in 48 hours. Or get a PE. There are many things that can happen to someone aside from having low oxygen. ...Read more

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How long should someone with respiratory failure be given 2liters prn oxygen. Each time the person either appears to be in distress or their 02 saturation levels fall

Depends: Most likely its not enough oxygen to compensate for the resp failure. There are some cases where someone who has severe COPD and the o2 may suppress respirations because in these people the elevated co2 is not what drives respirations since they live at such high levels. Most likely your are describing someone who needs an o2 mask or a breathing tube to get the o2 to the tissues/brain/heart. ...Read more

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My father is about 45 years old and have respiratory problem while talking oxygen in while sleeping.

My father is about 45 years old and have respiratory problem while talking oxygen in while sleeping.

Sleep Apnea?: What you describe sounds like sleep apnea or some type of airway obstruction. He needs to have a sleep study done to determine the severity, cause and proper therapy. ...Read more

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My son is 4 and weighs 34lbs he has an upper n lower respiratory infection he also has asthma oxygen level is 91 is that normal?

My son is 4 and weighs 34lbs he has an upper n lower respiratory infection he also has asthma oxygen level is 91 is that normal?

SeekEvaluationToday!: The oxygen saturation of 91% is lower than we like to see generally speaking. Given his history of asthma in addition to his current respiratory infection he really needs to be evaluated either in the pediatrician's office today (or the ED if unable to get appointment). It may be that you just need to increase the frequency of his asthma meds, but only after a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Does increasing oxygen work if patient is in respiratory distress and if they have low hemoglobin?

It does. : It will help if the patient o2 saturation is low. You would like to see it between %96-100 by adjusting o2 flow of 1-2 lit per min. But the main goal should be raising the hemoglobin to normal level. ...Read more

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Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Depends on situation: Part of the bodies mechanism for deciding when to breathe is controlled by co2 sensors in the main blood vessels. In some medical conditions (like copd), when excess oxygen is given to patients & drops the co2 level, their sensors stop the automatic breathing cycle until it builds back up. ...Read more

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How do you give oxygen to people with advanced emphysema or respiratory distress?

How do you give oxygen to people with advanced emphysema or respiratory distress?

Carefully!: Advanced emphysema and respiratory distress are different. Both may require supplemental oxygen. Respiratory distress may result from many causes other than emphysema and almost always requires extra o2. Pts with severe emphysema or COPD rarely may slow or stop breathing with extra o2 because it takes away their urge to breathe. O2 must be given with extra caution to those pts. ...Read more

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Respiratory acidosis. When does the PCO2 become too high? I'm already at 60.1 mmHg (VBG), O2 sat. is 53.2%. Stable or in need or treatment?

Respiratory acidosis. When does the PCO2 become too high? I'm already at 60.1 mmHg (VBG), O2 sat. is 53.2%. Stable or in need or treatment?

Pulmonologist: These values are consistent with poor lung function and respiratory acidosis is likely. A pulmonologist should be involved in your care for diagnosis and treatment. Your low oxygen saturation would be treated with cautious use of low flow nasal oxygen to avoid further elevation (and retention of CO2) of your pCO2. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to keep my respiratory system healthy?

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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Whats 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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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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Respiratory (Definition)

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