Respiratory System Flashcards


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Trachea

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Thyroid Cartilage (Top Half)

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Cricoid Cartilage (Bottom Half)

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Epiglottis

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Vocal Folds (Inside Trachea)

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Esophagus (Behind Trachea)

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Parietal Plural Membrane

(Lines inside of Ribs)

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Visceral Plural Membrane

(Layer covering Lungs)

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Lungs

In the human the right lung has 3 lobes while the left has 2, but in the cat both have 3 lobes

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Pericardium

Membranous sac that surrounds the heart

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Phrenic Nerve (attaches to diaphragm)

- Innervates parietal pleura and parietal pericardium

- Originates at C3-C5

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Vagus Nerve

- runs parallel to common carotid arteries

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Recurrent Laryngeal Nerves

- Branches of Vagus nerve
- Supply intrinsic muscles of larynx
- Except for cricothyroid

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Left Recurrent Nerve

Loops around arch of aorta

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Right Recurrent Nerve

Wraps around right subclavian artery