Respiratory Notes

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naso-/rhino-

nose

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pharyng/o

pharynx (throat)

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Pharynx

-serves both the respiratory and digestive system

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Three regions of the pharynx

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1.Nasopharynx
2.Oropharynx
3.Layngopharynx

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Nasopharynx

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-posterior to the nose

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Orophayrnx

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-posterior to the mouth

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LAryngophayrnx

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-superior to the larynx

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Larynx (voice box)

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-contains vocal cords

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Epiglottis

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-small leaf shaped cartilage that closes the larynx so food and liquid are directed towards the esophagus

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Trachea (windpipe)

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conveys air to and from the lungs

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-osmia

smell

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-oxia

oxygen

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-ectasis

dilation/expansion

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-rrhagia

bursting forth