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Respiratory system

Descriptions of Respiratory system

Respiratory system: The organs that are involved in breathing. These include the nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs. Also called the respiratory tract.
Source: National Institute of Health

Respiratory system: the system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing
Source: WordNet 2.1

Respiratory system : structure and passages involved with the intake, expulsion, and exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between blood and air; they include the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and the lungs.
Source: CRISP

Respiratory system : The tubular and cavernous organs and structures, by means of which pulmonary ventilation and gas exchange between ambient air and the blood are brought about.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Article Excerpts about Respiratory system

The respiratory system plays a vital role in delivering oxygen to the body --- fuel for all the body's functions. It also removes carbon dioxide waste, eliminates toxic waste, regulates temperature, and stabilizes blood acid-alkaline balance (pH).

Summary Information: Respiratory system

Respiratory system: The respiratory system includes the organs, structures and substances that take in and transport air into the body during processes that include inhalation. Substances in the air include vital oxygen and other gasses and substances carried in the air, such as viruses and molds. The respiratory system also is involved with removing waste from the body in the form of carbon dioxide during processes that include exhalation. The respiratory system includes the nose, mouth, trachea, and lungs.

The respiratory system interacts closely with the circulatory system and works directly or indirectly with every other system in the body, including the nervous system, genitourinary system, musculoskeletal system, immune system, digestive system and endocrine system.

Closely Related Organs: Respiratory system

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Respiratory system:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Respiratory system

The following conditions are related to the organ: Respiratory system:

Sub Parts: Respiratory system

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Respiratory system:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Respiratory system

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Respiratory system:

Condition count: 99 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: lung (73), bronchi (3), larynx (8), throat (44), neck (43)

Main condition: Respiratory conditions

Organs: list of all organs

Respiratory system: Related Topics

Diseases List for Respiratory system:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Respiratory system' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:





















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