Structure and Function of the Lungs

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Trachea- Composed of cartilage to give it strength and to keep open

Ribs- Protect the heart and lungs

Bronchi- "Respiratoy tree" that leads to the centre of each lung

Lungs- We have two. Right lung had 3 lobes and left lung has 2 lobes

Diaphragm- A sheet of muscle that moves up and down, impotant for maintaining pressure inside the thoraic cavity.

Intercostal muscles- Muscles surrounding the lungs

Bronchioles- "Branches" from the bronchi into the lungs with…


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