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Gas exchange

Introduction: Gas exchange

When air is breathed into the lungs, the tiny alveoli exchange gases between the air and the blood. The exchanges replenishes the supply of oxygen in red blood cells, and extracts carbon dioxide as a waste product.

Summary Information: Gas exchange

Gas exchange: The exchange of oxygen and waste gases in the lungs.

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Related organs: lungs (73), breathing (1), red blood cells (6), oxygen, carbon dioxide, alveoli (1)

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