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the entire process of gas exchange between the atmosphere and the cells respiration
a hollow space behind the nose nasal cavity
bones that curl out from lateral walls of the nasal cavity on each side, dividing the cavity into passageways nasal conchae
air-filled spaces located within the maxillary, frontal, ethmoid, and sphenoid bones of the skull and open into the nasal cavity paranasal sinuses
or throat, is behind the oral cavity, the nasal cavity and the lyrynx; the passage way for food traveling from the oral cavity to the esophagus and for the air passing between the nasal cavity and the larynx pharynx
the enlargement in the airway at the top of the trachea and below the pharynx; it conducts air in and out id the trachea and prevents foreign objects from entering the trachea larynx
the opening between the vocal cords glottis
usually stands upright and allows air to enter the larynx; helps protect from food and liquids to enter the air passages epiglottis
windpipe trachea
consists of branched airways leading from the trachea to the microscopic air sacs in the lungs bronchial tree
arise from the trachea at the level of the fifth thoracic vertebra primary bronchi
smaller tubes that continue to divide giving rise to others bronchioles
very thin tubes, lead to the alveolar sacs alveolar ducts
leads to smaller microscopic air sacs called alveoli alveolar sacs
smaller microscopic air sacs alveoli
soft, spongy, cone-shaped organs in the thoracic cavity lungs
a layer of serous membrane visceral pleura
folded back visceral pleura attached to each surface of the lung parietal pleura
the potential space between the visceral and parietal pleurae pleura cavity
the actions providing air movements, inhalation inspiration
exhalation expiration
synthesize a mixture of lipids and proteins surfactant
iron containing protein hemoglobin
combination of oxygenated blood with the iron atoms of hemoglobin oxyhemoglobin
a deficiency of O2 reaching the tissues hypoxia
carbon dioxide bonds with hemoglobin carbaminohemoglobin

Respiratory System Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

the cavity behind the nose and above the roof of the mouth that filters air and moves mucus and inhaled contaminants outward and away from the lungs. Nasal Cavity
voice box-passageway for air moving from pharynx to trachea; contains vocal cords. Larynx
one of the tubules forming the respiratory system. Trachea
The passages that branch from the trachea and direct air into the lungs. Bronchi
the paired organs in the thoracic cavity where gas exchange takes place between air in the alveoli and blood in the pulmonary capillaries. Lungs
progressively smaller tubular branches of the airways. Bronchioles
tiny sacs of lung tissue specialized for the movement of gases between air and blood. Alveoli
short structures projecting from a cell and containing bundles of microtubules that move a cell through its surroundings or move fluid over the cell's surface. Cilia
protective secretion of the mucus membranes. Mucus
passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally. Breathing
the metabolic processes certain organisms obtaining energy from organic molecules. Respiration
the exchange of gases between the air in the alveoli and the blood in the pulmonary capillaries. external respiration
the uppermost cartilage of the larynx; covers the larynx during swallowing epiglottis
inhalation; the intake of air into the lungs inspiration
any of the fine branching blood vessels that form a network between the arterioles and venules. Capillaires

The Respiratory System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the large muscle seperating the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity that helps with breathing? Diaphragm
What is the windpipe also known as? Trachea
What are the small spaces within the skull that regulate the temperature and humidity of the air taken into the body called? Sinuses
What is the tube that carries air down into the windpipe? Pharynx
What is the flap over the trachea that prevents clogging? Epiglottis
What carry air into the lungs? Bronchi
What is the voicebox known as? Larynx
What are the small air sacs within the lungs associated with gas exchange? Alveoli
When inhaling, what do your lungs do? inflate
What is the thin lining within the lungs that allows them to inflate and deflate without loosing shape? Pleura
What are the tiny hairs that keep mucus and dirt out of your lungs? Cilia
Severe chest pain, shallow breathing and fever are symptoms of? Pleurisy
What would one do in order to clear the upper respiratory tract? Sneeze
What does oxygen bind to on a blood cell? Hemoglobin
When standing, respiration is? Higher
What is the breathing disorder characterized by coughing and wheezing? Asthma
What infection occurs when there is an inflammation of lungs where air sacs fill with pus and liquid? Pneumonia
How many lobes does the right lung have? three

Respiratory System Vocab Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Lymphatic tissue in the nasopharynx adenoids
air sac in the lungs alveolus
tip or uppermost portion of the lung apex
lower portion of the lung base
smallest branches of the bronchi bronchioles
branch of the trachea that is a passageway into the lung bronchus
expelled gas carbon dioxide
thin hairs attached to the mucous membrane cilia
muscle separating the chest and abdomen diaphram
lid-like piece of cartilage that covers the larynx epiglottis
breathing out expiration
slit-like opening to the larynx glottis
midline region where bronchi, blood vessels, and nerves enter and exit the lungs hilum of the lung
breathing in inspiration
voice box larynx
division of a lung lobe
region between the lungs in the chest cavity mediastinum
openings through the nose nares
inhaled gas oxygen
one of a pair of almond-shaped masses of lymphatic tissue in the oropharynx palantine tonsil
one of the air cavities in the bones near the nose paranasal sinus
outer layer of pleura lying closer to the ribs and chest wall parietal pleura
throat larynx
double-layered membrane surrounding each lung pleura
space between the folds of the pleura pleural cavity
essential part of the lung, responsible for respiration pulmonary parenchyma
process of moving air into and out of the lungs respiration
windpipe trachea
inner layer of pleura lying closer to the lung tissue visceral pleura

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Device used to measure the amount of air exchanged in breathing Spirometer
Expiratory reserve volume (abbreviation) ERV
Sphenoidal (two words) ParanasalSinus
Terminal air sacs Alveoli
Shelflike structures that protrude into the nasal cavity Conchae
Inflammation of pleura Pleurisy
Respirations stop Apnea
Surgical procedure to remove tonsils Tonsillectomy
Doctor who developed life-saving technique Heimlich
Windpipe Trachea
Trachea branches into right and left structures Bronchi
Voice box Larynx

The Respiratory System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Covers larynx during swallowing epiglottis
organ of gas exchange lung
Cover the lungs and line the chest cavity pleuralmembranes
Common passageway for air, food, and drink (throat) pharynx
Muscles that surround the lungs and cause inhalation and exhalation musclesofrespiration
Passageway for air and food mouth
Branching airways bronchi
Encloses thoracic cavity and protects heart and lungs ribcage
Moves ribs during respiration intercostalmuscle
Air sacs for gas exchange alveoli
Production of sound (voice box) larynx
Filters, warms, and moistens air naval cavity
Main airway (windpipe) trachea
Skeletal muscles of respiration diaphragm
Lead to alveolar sacs Bronchioles
Passageway for air nose

Pulmonary System Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Serves as a passageway for food and air Pharynx
Provides an open passageway for air to and from the lungs Trachea
Produces vocal sounds, also called voice box Larynx
Serves as an air passageway, warms and mositens inhaled air Nose
Bring air into contact with blood so oxygen and carbon dioxide can be exchanged in the alveoli Lungs
Acts as a lid to prevent aspiration of food into the trachea Epiglottis
Tiny air sacs supporting a network of capillaries from pulmonary blood vessels Alveoli
Space between the parietal and visceral pleura containing fluid that lubricates and prevents friction Pleural Cavity
Visual examiniation of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi with scope Bronchoscopy
Cessation of breathing Apnea
Disease of the bronchi characterized by wheezing and dyspnea Asthma
Chronic pulmonary disease where alveoli are distended and damaged Emphysema
Condition of deficient amounts of oxygen in body tissue Hypoxia
Condition where there is collection of air between chest wall and lung, causing lung collapse Pneumothorax
Surgical puncture of chest for removal of fluid Thoracentesis

Respiratory System Word Search

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Word Search
Description

Epiglottis
Oral Cavity
Lower lobe
Upper Lobe
Throat
Diaphragm
Alveoli
Bronchioles
Larynx
Pharynx
Bronchi
Trachea
Nasal Cavity
Respiratory System
lungs

Respiratory System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Site of gas exchange Alveoli
Tiny hair-like cells that sweep out foreign material in lungs. Cilia
Genetic disorder in which lungs are clogged with abnormally thick mucus. Cystic fibrosis
Thin sheet of muscle that play an important role in breathing. Diaphragm
A thin, moist, and slippery membrane that covers the outer surface of the lungs and lines the inner surface of the rib cage Pleura
Another word for inhalation. Inspiration
The volume of air that is inspired or expired in a single breath during regular breathing. Tidal Volume
The amount of pressure a gas exerts Partial pressure
A device that measures lung capabilities Respirometer
A process in which particles move from an area of higher concentration to an area of low concentration. Diffusion
Special receptors that detect changes of pH in blood. Chemoreceptors
Lung disease in which bronchioles swell and produce mucus. Bronchitis
Branches of windpipe that lead into the lungs Bronchi
Scientific name for the voice box Larynx
Condition in which the body cells do not have enough oxygen Hypoxia
Another term for exhalation Expiration
Infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. Pneumonia
This is where air first enters the body. Nasal cavity
Leads to the alveoli Bronchioles
Waste product of the respiratory system Carbondioxide

The Respiratory System Mismatch Worksheet

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Matching Worksheet
Description

Found in the red blood cells Hemoglobin
2nd layers of the lung membrane Visceral Pleura
Air passes through this passage way Nasal cavity
Cone shaped passage way leading to the trachea Pharynx
Two tubes inside the lungs that air passes through into the bronchioles Bronchi
Tiny air sacs that exchanges gases in the lungs Alveoli
Hair like structures that remove dust and dirt from the air Cilia
Flap that covers the entrance of the trachea Epiglottis
Main organ that aids oxygen enter our blood cells Lungs
The windpipe Trachea
Blood vessels imbedded in the alveoli walls Capillaries
Dome shaped sheet of muscle Diaphragm
The resting breath Tidal Volume
Leftover air in the lungs Residual Volume
Outter layer of the lungs Parietal Pleura

The Respiratory System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

muscle moves air in and out the lungs Diaphragm
food and air both pass through Pharynx
where vocal cords are Larynx
windpipe Trachea
where the trachea forks into each lung Bronchi
small branching tubes Bronchioles
grape-like cluster of sacs where oxygen is absorbed Alveoli
internal sacs lined with epithelium; transports gases Lungs
lined with a mucous membrane; has little hairs that help filter the air you breathe in, blocking dirt and dust from getting into your lungs Nasal Cavity
the amount of air which enters the lungs during normal inhalation at rest Tidal Volume
the most air you can exhale after taking the deepest breath you can Vital Capacity
a series of organs responsible for taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide Respiratory System
tiny hairs that line the bronchial tubes Cilia
a sticky fluid; collects dust, germs and other matter that has invaded the lungs Mucus
a waste product that can be lethal if allowed to accumulate Carbon Dioxide
a gas that your body needs to survive Oxygen
the mouth Oral Cavity
a flap of elastic cartilage that acts as a switch between the trachea and the esophagus Epiglottis
a muscular organ about the size of a closed fist that functions as the body’s circulatory pump Heart
opening through the nose carrying air into the nasal cavities Nares