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How does the respiratory system protect itself by using mucus and ciliated cells?
they catch DUST and MICROBES before they can reach the lungs. The cilia beat(move back and forwards.) Pushing microbe-filled mucus out the lungs as PHLEGM
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What happens during an asthma attack?
Lining of airways become inflamed. Mucus and fluid build up in airways. Muslces around the bronchioles contract, narrowing the airways.
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What is asbestos? What can it cause?
It is a material used for insulation. It can cause a lung disease called ASBESTOSIS. It is an industrial.
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What does asbestos do to you?
Fubres cause inflammation and scarring of the lung tissue. It reduces the amount of room on lungs for gaseous exchange to take place.
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What is cystic fibrosis? what happenes when you have it?
Inherited, gentic condition. It is when too much sticky mucus is produced which clogs up the bronchiloes. It causes breathing difficulties and can cause life threatening infections.
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How is the risk of lung cancer increased? How do you get lung cancer?
SMOKING. You inhaled the smoke and the lung cells grow out of control forming a tumour. There is less room for gaseous exchange to take place. It can also be cause by gentic disorders, which make you have problems with your lung development.
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