Keeping the airways clean

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Keeping the airways clean
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What are the 2 types of cell lining the trachea?
Epithelial cells and Goblet cells
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What do these cells have the ability to produce?
A sticky liquid called mucus
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What is the function of the mucus?
Traps all of the dust and bacteria
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What are the hair-like structures which cover other cells called?
Cilia
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What is the function of the cilia?
All cilia goes in one direction ; Wafts the mucus to the back of the throat
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What happens to the mucus once the cilia has done this?
It can either be swallowed or excreted through the mouth using 'elevator action'
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What is the function of the mucus?

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