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a large membranous tube reinforced by rings of cartilage, extending from the larynx to the bronchial tubes and conveying air to and from the lungs Trachea
a cartilaginous chamber about 4 cm long. Keeps foor and drink out of the airway. Larynx
a muscular funnel extending about 13 cm from the posterior nasal aperatures to the larynx Pharynx
a serous membrane. Lines the thoracic wall and forms the surface of the lung Pleurae
Measures a patients pulmonary ventilation Spirometry
The act of breathing Respiration
Movement of air through the conducting passages between lungs Ventilation
The sense of smell Olfaction
Opening at the inferior portion of the nose Nostril
A muscular tube connecting the throat with the stomach Esophagus
A leaf-shaped flap in the throat that prevents food from entering the windpipe and lungs. Epiglottis
Opening found at the back of the nasal passage between the nasal cavity Choanae
Vertical groove between the nose and upper lip Philtrum
Separates left and right airways of the nasal cavity Nasal septum
where both food and air pass. Found between the hyoid bone and the larynx. Laryngopharynx
Tiny dangler in the back of the throat Uvula
Definition relating to the lungs Pulmonary
Another word for guard hairs Vibrissae
3 folds of tissue known as the nasal conchae, also known as _____ Turbinates
Space between the posterior margin of the soft palate and the epiglottis Oropharynx
Name of the procedure for temporarily creating and opening in the neck in order to place a tube into a persons windpipe. Tracheostomy
Air passages inside the lungs that branch off like tree limbs. Bronchioles

Respiratory System Terminology Crossword

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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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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

Respiratory System Word Search

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

Respiratory System Crossword

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It is also known as windpipe, it filters the air we inhale and branches into the bronchi. Trachea
The main organ of the respiratory system. Lung
The throat; part of both the respiratory and digestive systems Pharynx
The passages that branch from the trachea and direct air into the lungs Bronchi
also called the voice box. A passageway for air moving from pharynx to trachea Larynx
Breathing begins with a dome-shaped muscle located at the bottom of the lungs. Diaphragm
system responsible for taking in oxygen and releasing carbon dioxide using the lungs Respiratory System
To breathe in, inspiration Inhale
To breathe out, expiration. Exhale
Hair like structures that filter out particles entering into your nasal cavity Cilia
tiny air sacs found at the end of bronchial tubes where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place Alveoli
covers the trachea when you swallow to prevent food from going into your lungs Epiglottis
the area directly posterior to the nose Nasopharynx
the area directly posterior to the mouth Oropharynx
opening between the vocal cords in the larynx Glottis
The movement of air into and out of the lungs; breathing Ventilation
The amount of air the lungs can hold Lung Capacity
Amount of air that moves in and out of the lungs during a normal breath Tidal Volume
The total volume of air that can be exhaled after maximal inhalation. Vital Capacity
the contribution each gas in a mixture makes to the total pressure Partial Pressure

The Respiratory System Crossword

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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

Respiratory System Word Search

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Description

BRONCHI
BRONCHIOLES
CARBON DIOXIDE
DIAPHRAGM
EPIGLOTTIS
EXHALE
INHALE
LARYNX
LUNGS
MOUTH
MUSCLES OF RESPIRATION
NASAL
NOSE
OXYGEN
PHARYNX
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
THROAT
TRACHEA
VOICE BOX
WINDPIPE

Respiratory System Vocab Crossword

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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

The Respiratory System Crossword

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Set of organs in the rib cage with branching passages where air is inhaled and exhaled Lungs
Where air is drawn, moistened and filtered Nose
When this organ moves down, air is drawn into the lungs Diaphragm
A flap of cartilage behind the root of the tongue, which is depressed during swallowing to cover the opening of the windpipe Epiglottis
Located at the back of the nose and mouth Pharynx
Also known as the voice box Larynx
Reinforced by rings of cartilage, extending from the larynx to the bronchial tubes and taking air to and from the lungs Trachea
Where oxygen and carbon dioxide is diffused into the blood stream Alveoli
The major air passages of the lungs which diverge from the windpipe Bronchi
The smaller branches that divide off of the Bronchi Bronchiole

respiratory and circulatory system crossword

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A tube used to transport blood vessels throughout the body (4) vein
One of the hearts chambers that recieves oxygenated blood from the lungs (4-6) left atrium
One of the hearts chambers that recieves deoxygenated blood from the body (5-6) right atrium
chamber within the heart that pumps deoxygenated blood to the lungs (5-9) right venticle
chamber of the heart that pumps oxygenated blood to the body (4-9) left ventricle
Part of the body supplying blood with oxygen (4) lung
cartilaginous tube that connects the pharynx and larynx to the lungs (7) trachea
the air sacs at the end of the respiratory tree of the lungs (7) alveoli
an extremely small blood vessel located within the body tissues (11) capillaries
the main artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart (5) Aorta
also known as the oral cavity (5) mouth
the body's primary organ of smell and also functions as part of the body's respiratory system (4) nose
a chemical element with symbol O (6) oxygen
a passage of airway in the respiratory tract that conducts air into the lungs (7) Bronchi
the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach (10) Oesophagus

The Respiratory System Crossword

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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