Trachea

Also known as the "wind pipe," the trachea is a long, thin-walled, tubular structure, which runs down through neck in front of esophagus.

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What are the two branches of the trachea?

The two branches of the trachea are called the bronchi (singuar bronchus). The left and right primary bronchi connect the trachea to the bronchioles and carry air into the lungs. They have a structure like that of the trachea, in that they comprise tubes supported by cartilage rings, but are smaller in diameter. The point at which the trachea divides into the left and right primary bronchus is known as the carina, and it's located just above the heart.

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Why does the trachea contain rings of cartilage?

The trachea contains rings of cartilage to act as a shock absorber and to help support the neck so air can go through freely. I LOVE TO HAVE SEX!

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What is an open shape?

open figu res

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What is the function of the trachea?

The trachea is more commonly known as the windpipe.

It is the airway through which respiratory air passes in organisms

Helps with air flow.
The Trachea, more commonly known to be the Wind pipe basically serves as a pathway to your lungs. The air we breath passes through here and to the lungs for oxygenation.
The trachea is what is also known as the windpipe. When you 'suck down air', the oxygen takes the path down the trachea, then the bronchi, then the bronchioles, and the alveoli. When you touch your throat and feel the bumps going down your neck, that is your Trachea. yay! So it contains the air as it goes into the lungs.
The trachea is part of you resportory system and is used to breathe to get air into your lungs

It is just a fancy way of saying yo windpipe!
It provides part of the open passageway through which air can reach the lungs from the outside
the trachea is the tube that connects your mouth to your lungs. It is also known as your windpipe. You can feel it if you touch the front of your throat. It looks similar to a vaccum cleaner hose in that it has ridges. These ridges keep the shape of the thrachea as you breath since there is air moving in and out of it.
oxygen comes in through this tube called the trachea and carbon monoxide expires though this tube also. Without this tube, humans and other animals wouldn't be able to breathe(inspire and expire).

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Is the epiglottis located on the trachea?

yes it located on the trachea during eating it closes trachea

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What covers the windpipe when you swallow?

The epiglottis.

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What is the division of the trachea called?

Carina.

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Between the trachea and the esophogus is a flap of tissue that closes when you swallow what is it and its function?

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What causes someone to spit up phlegm?

Phlegm is the mucus which we can cough up from the lungs. In the mouth it mixes with http://www.answers.com/topic/saliva (spit) to become sputum, which is then expectorated: phlegm plus saliva equals sputum, which is commonly studied by doctors to give signs of what is happening in the lungs.

In health the output of phlegm is too small to be measured accurately, but estimates give values of 15-50 ml/day, a minute amount. This is carried up to the larynx by the ‘ciliary escalator’, the wave-like movement of the hairs on the cells lining the trachea and bronchi. Once in the larynx, the phlegm is either coughed out, or more usually swallowed with, at the most, a throat-clearing ‘huff’. In disease, excessive production of mucus in the airways is characteristic of illnesses such as chronic bronchitis, usually diagnosed by the large production of phlegm; the mucus stimulates nerve receptors in the lining of the airways, which excite http://www.answers.com/topic/cough, and this leads to the removal of the phlegm. The commonest causes of phlegm production are airways infections, such as influenza, and cigarette http://www.answers.com/topic/smoking. Smokers' cough is due to the irritation of smoke stimulating mucus output from the glands in the trachea and bronchi. At night this mucus stays in the lungs, and when the smoker gets up in the morning the accumulated mucus is coughed up. The greatest output of phlegm is seen in a rare condition, bronchorrhoea, in which as much as two litres/day of sputum may be produced.

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How is the Alimentary canal related to the trachea?

trachea runs with oesophagus which is a part of alimentary canal. Also lyranx thorugh which trachea is continued and phyranx which is alimentary part both have common opening known as glottis

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What is the flap that closes when humans swallow to block off the trachea?

The epiglottis is the flap of cartilage that closes as you swallow preventing food from entering the trachea ("wind pipe"). After the food passes into your esophagus the epiglottis opens again. When you talk or laugh while eating the epiglottis may stay open letting some food in and causing you to cough or choke.

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The trachea is lined with what?

The trachea is lined with a moist mucous-membrane layer made up of cells containing small hairs called cilia. The cilia project into the channel (lumen) of the trachea to trap particles. There are also cells and ducts in the mucous-membrane that secrete mucus droplets and water molecules.

Cilia are whiplike, motile cellular extensions that occur, typically in large numbers, on exposed surfaces of certain cells. In the trachea, ciliated cells that line the respiratory tract propel mucus laden with dust particle and bacteria upward away from the lungs. Centrioles, referred to as basal bodies, are the originating source of cilia.

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Is the trachea part of the lower respiratory system?

No trachea is part of the upper respiratory system.

the trachea it the larynx which is the breathing tube

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What is the trachea?

It is part of the inside of your throat. The trachea is the tube that brings air into the lungs, commonly called the windpipe.

The trachea is the rubbery tube that connects the nose and mouth to the lungs, and is an important part of the vertebrate respiratory system. When an individual breathes in, air flows into the lungs for respiration through the windpipe. Because of its primary function, any damage incurred to the trachea is saidto be a serious medical risk .

The trachea is made of cartilage.
The trachea, or windpipe, is the bony tube that connects the nose and mouth to the lungs, and is an important part of the vertebrate respiratory system.
The trachea is 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; the windpipe.

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Is the trachea superficial to the spine?

No, because superficial means that it is toward or at the body surface.

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What does the trachea do?

It carries air from the mouth or nose to the lungs. The trachea brings air into the lungs but it doesn't help with the digestive system.
The trachea is neither bone, nor tissue. It is a rigid muscular tube that connects the nose and mouth to the lungs
The trachea or wind pipe as it is called is a tube which connects the mouth to the lungs and is a passage for air to be conducted during breathing
The trachea allows air to go past the larynx and into either the left and right bronchi.
The trachea (or windpipe) is the tube forming a passage that delivers air to and from the lungs. The trachea also contains the ciliated cells and goblet cells that are able to trap and sweep out dust.
The trachea is lined with mucous membranes and cilia, which traps dust, bacteria, and pollen. The trachea also stays open at all times so you don't suffocate.

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A hole cut in the trachea?

tracheotomy

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What is the function of mucus?

Mucus is produced in the throat and brushed upwards by tiny hair-like structures called cilia. On its way up to the nose and mouth the mucus traps various dust, dirt and germs you breathe in. When the mucus reaches your mouth you either spit it out or swallow it, where it is dissolved in your stomach acid. If you did not produce mucus you would be more prone to respiratory infections, pepsin enjyme which release in our body do work only in the presence of HCL and mucus prevents the walls of stomach in contact with HCL etc. as the germs would be allowed easy access to your body.

The skin and mucous membranes from the body's first line of defense against disease. Most microscopic pathogens and microbes cannot pass through unbroken skin, although they can easily enter through cuts and other wounds. Mucus membranes protect internal organs that are continuous with the outside of the body.These membranes, which line the respiratory, digestive,urinary and the reproductive tracts, secrete a sticky fluid called mucus,which traps microbes.The mucus may then be expelled from the body, perhaps in a cough or sneeze or in feces.If the mucus are swallowed, digestive juices kill the microbes.

Mucus is a protective layer for internal soft organs/tissues.

In HUMANS, mucus acts as an important unspecific form of defense against pathogens preventing them from entering your body and coating our stomach walls which prevents the highly acidic acids in our stomach from digesting itself.

In ANIMALS, mucus has many roles.

  1. defense against predators Ex. hagfish
  2. motion Ex. snails
  3. homes Ex. cave swiftlet
  4. hunting Ex. New Zealand glowworm
  5. bungee (escape) cord Ex. banana slug

Mucus is used to keep foreign substances from getting into your body; in your nose it is used to keep the nasal passage clear of these substances and prevents things such as dust mites, insects, pet dander, etc. from infiltrating your lungs.

Mucus is used to make a bigger loogie.

It traps dirt and germs to prevent your body from becoming infected from disease- causing microbes. It is part of the natural defence system.

The purpose of mucus, also loving termed phlegm or boogers, is to fortify the body from disease.

it stops dust from going into the body

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What keeps the trachea straight and open?

C-shaped cartilage rings

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What structures keep the trachea supported and open?

cartilage rings

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What is the medical term meaning surgical Creation of an artificial opening into the trachea?

Tracheostomy - an operation to make an opening into the trachea. (a tube is usually inserted into this opening) Tracheotomy- making an incision into the trachea, usually intended to be temporary ( usually done in emergencies)
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Tracheotomy may be what you are looking for. This is done when a person has an obstruction in the windpipe that can't be removed, and is necessary to allow the person to get air and not choke to death from lack of oxygen.
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tracheostomy: opening into the trachea through the neck to establish an airway. Not to be confused with endotracheal intubation which is when a tube is placed through the mouth into the trachea to establish an airway.
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Who were the two main candidates to replace the dead Caesar?

Initially it was Mark Anthony and Gaius Brutus however within a few years power was being shared by Octavian and Mark Anthony.

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Is the ear nose throat system considered part of the upper respiratory system?

Yes they are. They are all connected by pesky tubes that can clog up at a moments notice and an infection in one can often end up as an infection in the other.

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What happens in Gaucher disease?

In Gaucher disease, the specific type of lipid that accumulates is called a glucosylceramide. Deficient activity of an enzyme called beta-glucosidase results in glucosylceramide accumulation throughout the body and damage to normal tissues and organs.

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Trachea anterior to spinal cord?

No, the trachea and the spinal cord run parallel from about the base of the skull to the lungs. The spinal cord is superior to (above) the trachea, that means the spinal cord lies dorsally to the trachea. You could also say that the trachea is inferior to the spinal cord.

When you are doing body directions on a human, you have to lay the human on his belly. Anterior is towards the head; Posterior, towards the tail end. If you are a surgeon, then left and right are your left and right while facing the patient.

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