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Major Functions: is the system of the body that deals with breathing, so major organs would be lungs and airways
Major Parts:
Trachea – the windpipe.
Lungs – bags that suck in air for energy.
Diaphragm - the muscle that seperates the chest from the abdomen.
Epiglottis - a structure that covers the windpipe while swallowing.
Larynx - a vocal organ.
Vocal Cords - two folds of tissue located in the larynx, that produce vocal sounds when air passed over them, and produce sound waves via talking and singing.
Alveoli- sacs of lungs where oxygen and Co2 are exchanged by diffusion between air and oxygen.
Breathing Process: the system brings in oxygen through the lungs and removes carbon oxide via exhaling, in doing so the inhaling of oxygen and exhaling of carbon dioxide is good for the body, the lungs are like a suction and leaf blower, the suction brings the air in, and the leaf blower blows the carbon dioxide away. Oxygen enters the body through the blood stream, and carbon dioxide leaves the same way. The only thing is that carbon dioxide exchanges places with the oxygen when it enters, so the oxygen goes to the lungs, and carbon dioxide goes through the bloodstream and leaves via the alveoli( a wall that exchanges oxygen for carbon dioxide).

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Picture of the ribcage protecting the lungs.

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A swimmers lungs and respiratory system when swimming.

Left: Picture of the lung and view of the back lungs length.
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When inhaling your rib cage rises causing the diaphragm to contract, which allows for air to rush into your lungs to get air. While exhaling, the muscles in the rip cage and diaphragm relax to force air out of the lungs.

Lungs, nasal cavity, trachea and bronchi all are lined with cells that produce mucus to help help clean the air inhaled. These cells are known as cilia which beat upward in the throat to get rid of foreign material.

The only way the respiratory system would be involved with Robin's accident would be if one of the lungs were pierced by the arrow.


  • Your lungs contain almost 1500 miles of airways and over 300 million alveoli.
  • Every minute you breathe in 13 pints of air.
  • Plants are our partners in breathing. We breathe in air, use the oxygen in it, and release carbon dioxide. Plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Thank goodness!
  • People tend to get more colds in the winter because we're indoors more often and in close proximity to other people. When people sneeze, cough and even breathe -- germs go flying!
  • Some people claim you can cure hiccups instantly by placing ice on both sides of your Adam's apple. Next time you have hiccups, give it a try.
  • More than half a liter of water per day is lost through breathing.
  • The lung on the left side of your body is a bit smaller than the lung on the right side.
  • A person breathes at least 5,000 times every day.
  • A baby has more bones than an adult.
  • The highest recorded "sneeze speed" is 165 km per hour.
  • The capillaries in the lung would extend 1,600 kilometers if placed end to end.