Respiratory System

The respiratory system includes the lungs and the airway. The questions in this category focus mainly on the anatomical and physiological processes associated with breathing.

Asked in Biology, Biochemistry, Respiratory System, Cell Metabolism

In which organelles does lipid metabolism occurs?

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Lipid metabolism takes place in Mitochondria , SER. and in lipid rich plant seedling in glyoxisomes .
Asked in Circulatory System, Respiratory System

How do the circulatory and respiratory systems work together?

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The circulatory system transports oxygen through the body and the respiratory system supplies that oxygen. The respiratory system performs a process known as gas exchange that releases carbon dioxide from the body and brings in oxygen. This occurs in the lungs, and the circulatory system then transports the oxygen to tissues that used internal respiration to burn fuel in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for energy, thus creating more carbon dioxide. The alveoil transport oxygen from the lungs into the circulatory system. You breathe in oxygen into your lungs. The oxygen diffuses across the thin walls of the alveoli in the lungs and the thin walls of the blood vessels in the lungs into the blood stream. Here it attaches to the hemoglobin molecules inside red blood cells. The red blood cells are carried by the blood vessels to all parts of the body. The hemoglobin releases oxygen in the periphery, and picks up carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 attached to the hemoglobin molecules in the red blood cells is then transported to the lungs, where it diffuses across the walls into the alveoli, and is breathed out. Respiratory System - GETS the oxygen needed for cells Circulatory System - DELIVERS the oxygen to cells The respiratory system is related to your circulatory system because your respiratory system helps you breathe in oxygen. Your blood is pumped to the lungs to pick up oxygen, then flows back to the heart to be pumped to the rest of your body to meet the needs of your body. I hope that helped! :P
Asked in Health, Respiratory System

What are the main organs for the respiratory system?

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The main organs of the respiratory system are the nose, pharynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs.
Asked in Asthma, Cold and Flu, Respiratory System, Viruses (biological)

Can you get the flu shot when wheezing?

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It is usually good to not bombard your immune system with too many things at once, so it is commonly recommended that you not get a flu shot if you have a fever. The fever indicates that your body is already fighting something, and then it is best to wait until your are fever-free to get the vaccination. If you don't have a fever, then you can probably get the vaccination, but tell the clinician who will be giving you the vaccination about your breathing symptoms and they will decide if there is any reason not to give it to you. If your wheezing is severe or you have not yet had it evaluated by a physician, it might be better to also wait to get the flu shot until after you have consulted with a health care professional about the wheeze and then to also ask about getting a flu shot.
Asked in Respiratory System

What organs does anaerobic respiration affect?

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It affects your lungs and your Thorax. It also causes really bad breathing problems which a lot of the time people have to take medicine or have surgery for.
Asked in Circulatory System, Respiratory System

How do the Circulatory and Respiratory Systems interact?

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The heart pumps blood into the lungs where the blood is oxygenated. The blood is then returned to the heart and the newly oxygenated blood is circulated to the rest of the body. The respiratory system performs a process known as gas exchange that releases carbon dioxide from the body and brings in oxygen. This occurs in the lungs and the circulatory system then transports the oxygen to tissues that used internal respiration to burn fuel in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for energy, thus creating more carbon dioxide. You breathe in oxygen into your lungs. The oxygen diffuses across the thin walls of the alveoli in the lungs and the thin walls of the blood vessels in the lungs into the blood stream. Here it attaches to the hemoglobin molecules inside red blood cells. The red blood cells are carried by the blood vessels to all parts of the body. The hemoglobin releases oxygen in the periphery, and picks up carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 attached to the hemoglobin molecules in the red blood cells is then transported to the lungs, where it diffuses across the walls into the alveoli, and is breathed out. You breathe in oxygen into your lungs. The oxygen diffuses across the thin walls of the alveoli in the lungs and the thin walls of the blood vessels in the lungs into the blood stream. Here it attaches to the hemoglobin molecules inside red blood cells. The red blood cells are carried by the blood vessels to all parts of the body. The hemoglobin releases oxygen in the periphery, and picks up carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 attached to the hemoglobin molecules in the red blood cells is then transported to the lungs, where it diffuses across the walls into the alveoli, and is breathed out.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Swine Flu (H1N1/09), Respiratory System

What systems of the human body does the Swine Flu affect?

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In extreme cases, all of them. The center of the swine flu viruses' attack is the respiratory system. Depending upon the degree of oxygen deprivation this might cause in the severe cases, all other systems can be affected by this lack of oxygenation. Some people get gastrointestinal symptoms and with fever, some, especially children can suffer seizures indicating an involvement of the neurological system. Dehydration from nausea and vomiting is often the first problem manifested that cause people to seek hospital care, and it can create problems with the kidneys and urinary and fluid balances. This can also cause ramifications with the circulatory system and heart. The immune system is affected as it attempts to attack the virus. The most common cause of death is fluid in your lung and dehydration. The first reported death was from fluid-filled lungs. Pneumonia is one of the major complications in severe cases of the pandemic flu. It can be viral pneumonia, or it can be caused by a secondary bacterial infection.
Asked in Respiratory System

What does the respiratory system do?

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The primary function of the respiratory system is to supply the blood with oxygen in order for the blood to deliver oxygen to all parts of the body. The respiratory system does this through breathing. When we breathe, we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. This exchange of gases is the respiratory system's means of getting oxygen to the blood. The respiratory system also helps to regulate the acid-base level in the blood. lastly, the respiratory system allows us to vocalize by the movement of exhaled air through the larynx. brings oxygen into the body
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What is the function of the larynx?

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The larynx, or voice box, connects the pharynx to the trachea and consists of carilage, ligaments, connective tissue, muscles, and the vocal cords. The cartilage provides a rigid structural framework for the larynx and trachea below, making sure that the airways is open at all time. Well as you probably already know it is part of the respiratory system and it is your voice box. Your larynx is where sound is, well, produceded. Your larynx also takes in air and sends it to your lungs. It is the voice box and part of the respiratory system. It blocks the trachea and keeps it safe. Its your voice box. It also controls airflow in and out of your lungs. The larynx, often called the voice box, is an organ in the neck that is responsible for producing and controlling sound and also protects the trachea. The larynx, also known as the "voice box" is a muscle in the neck which allows us to make sound in order to speak, sing and make sound. In men, this stretches and becomes larger during adolescence thus they have deeper voices.
Asked in Circulatory System, Respiratory System

Describe how the circulatory and respiratory systems work together?

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The heart pumps blood into the lungs where the blood is oxygenated. The blood is then returned to the heart and the newly oxygenated blood is circulated to the rest of the body. The respiratory system performs a process known as gas exchange that releases carbon dioxide from the body and brings in oxygen. This occurs in the lungs and the circulatory system then transports the oxygen to tissues that used internal respiration to burn fuel in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for energy, thus creating more carbon dioxide. The circulatory bring the oxygen that the lungs take in around the body and bring the carbon dioxide back for the lungs to expel. The lungs bring oxygen into the blood which feeds the heart and the rest of the body! The respiratory system brings in oxygen, which the circulatory system (i.e. blood) carries around the body and delivers to the muscle tissue. When the oxygen is used up and carbon dioxide is produced, the circulatory system brings the CO2 back to the lungs, where the respiratory system disposes of it.
Asked in Respiratory System

What is the plural of alveolus?

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One alveolus is a singular, tiny air sac of the lung, surrounded by a network of capillaries, and through which oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged. A cluster of such air sacs are alveoli (plural of alveolus).
Asked in Dog Health, Hamsters, Respiratory System

Why does a hamster has a red bump in her back?

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Could be a flea bite if not better in a few days just call the vet and he will tell you what to do or if with other hamsters it could be a bite from one of them just from playing
Asked in Back Neck and Spine, Respiratory System

What is a small central and slightly left paracentral c5-c6 disc herniation with probable involvement of the left c6 nerve root?

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Between the fith and sixth cervical vertibrae (neck bones) the cartilage disk between them is sticking out a bit to the left. This is most likely pinching the nerve root. This particular nerve root serves the biceps and wrist extensors possibly causing some weakness. There may be and pain/numbness that runs down the arm to the thumb. Reflexes in you mid-forearm may also affected.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Respiratory System, Strep Throat

Why are there red bumps in the back of your throat?

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A cold usually comes along with other things, sometimes flu, strep throat, etc. and the reason that is is because coughs and colds lower your immune system, the body is fighting the cold and it lowers the immune system allowing other virus's and germs to get in this also includes allergies
Asked in Medical Terminology, Respiratory System, Alveoli

What is the medical term meaning disease characterized by loss of elasticity overexpansion and destruction of the alveoli?

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emphysema emphysema Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This is most often caused by cigarette smoking. Its called the Emphysema Emphysema is one disease that can cause the pulmonary alvioli to be useless. Lung cancer is another one. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder) is also responsible for making alvioli useless. Emphasema Emphysema Emphysema its called emphysema emphysema Reason: Emphysema is a disease that is linked to smoking and results in a reduction in the number and elasticity of alveoli. People with emphysema have difficulty breathing. Emphysema Emphysema Emphysema emphysema Emphysema asthma Emphysema is correct, but what actually happens is that the delicate one-cell-thick walls of the alveoli are damaged and replaced by thick scar tissue which cannot allow the diffusion of gases to and from the blood. This damage cannot be reversed. It is called emphysema. It is Emphysema and it can take 20 to 30 years to develop
Asked in Muscular System, Respiratory System

What large dome-shaped muscle separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity and aids in breathing?

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The large dome-shaped muscle (not an organ) that separates the thoracic (chest) cavity from the abdominal cavity and aids in breathing is the diaphragm. Actually fibromuscular, the diaphragm is the main muscle that we use to inflate our lungs. It forms a partition between the two cavities, and creates a 'seal'. It allows the lungs to expand so we can take in and expel air. It is part of both the muscular and respiratory systems.
Asked in Lymphatic System, Respiratory System, Immune System

How does the respiratory system interact with the endocrine system?

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Both the endocrine and respiratory systems are dependent on each other. For example, there are certain hormones like adrenalin, which is released by the adrenal glands, which help to stimulate the respiratory activity. Also, some endocrine hormones have an effect on the dilation of the alveoli, or the respiratory passages. This can affect the amount of oxygen that the lungs absorb.
Asked in Respiratory System, Lungs

What does 65 percent of lung capacity mean?

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It means that 65% of a persons lungs are working, while 35% is not working, likely due to smoking. Emphysema is a good example of a disease that reduces lung capacity.
Asked in Respiratory System

What tissue does the respiratory mucosa consist of?

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The respiratory mucosa is primarily made of pseudostratified columnar epithelium.
Asked in Birth Control, Respiratory System

What is the function of the diaphragm?

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In the body, the diaphragm is a curved sheet of smooth muscle which separates the thorax from the abdomen. When it contracts, the diaphragm flattens, which INCREASES the volume of the THORAX, which then EXPANDS the lungs. Contracting the diaphragm therefore is associated with breathing IN, NOT OUT. In birth control, a diaphragm keeps sperm from getting to your cervix and uterus and making you pregnant.
Asked in Nursing, Respiratory System

What are some nursing interventions of hypoxia?

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1. Oxygenate - nasal cannula or mask 2. Place in high fowlers position 3. Rest 4. Medicate as ordered