Biology key words for the gas exchange system

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larynx (voice box (around the adams apples))
A tube-shaped organ in the neck that contains the vocal cords. The larynx is about 5 cm (2 in.) long. It is part of the respiratory system and is located between the pharynx and the trachea. Humans use the larynx to breathe, talk, and swallow.
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alveoli
The plural of alveolus. The alveoli are tiny air sacks within the lungs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place.
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pleural membranes
The membrane that holds the fluid.
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pleural fluid
The fluid that the hart and lungs are in.
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pleural cavity
The space in which the heart and lungs sit between the ribs.
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gullet (oesophagus)
The tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.
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tranchea (wind pipe)
The wind pipe takes air from the mouth to the lungs.
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bronchus (wind pipe)
Either of two main branches of the trachea, leading directly to the lungs.
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bronchioles
Any of the small branch after the wind pipe.
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Intercostal muscle
The muscle in between the ribs.
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The plural of alveolus. The alveoli are tiny air sacks within the lungs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place.

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alveoli

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The membrane that holds the fluid.

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The fluid that the hart and lungs are in.

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The space in which the heart and lungs sit between the ribs.

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