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External Respiration: External respiration is a process in which gases are exchanged between the lungs and the blood. The respiratory system is involved in respiration and takes in oxygen from air as a person inhales and releases carbon dioxide from lungs as a person exhales. Oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged through the capillaries in the alveoli of the lungs. Air is drawn into the lungs using the power of muscles, including the diaphragm and the muscles between the ribs.
Conditions that can afflict the process of external respiration include asthma, tuberculosis, pulmonary edema, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia and lung cancer.
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