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  • The Five Key Functions Of The Respiratory System

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    respiratory system are; nose and nasal cavity, mouth, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, diaphragm and lungs. Nose and nasal cavity Main and first opening of the respiratory system. It is made up of three sections filled with hairs and mucus membranes Mouth Also known as the oral cavity. Another opening of the respiratory system and can also take air in and out Pharynx Also known as the throat. It is as opening surrounded by muscle that leads on to the larynx Larynx Also known as the

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( Copd )

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    function of the lungs. A patient with COPD has less air flowing in and out of the airways. These individuals also use most of their energies in breathing since it is harder for them to get oxygen. The airways of individuals with COPD are clogged with mucus which decreases their ability to eliminate carbon dioxide and bring oxygen inside the body. Many studies have shown the importance of proper nutrition in the heath

  • Essay on The Respiratory System

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    When you think about it, it is truly a wonder how our body inhales oxygen and exhales carbon dioxide. This is possible because of the respiratory system. This system in the body is what allows us to breathe and continue our lives. An average human breathes fifty million times in their lifetime! The structure affects the function of this intricate and wonderful system that keep us alive. It all starts from the nose. The basic parts of the respiratory system are the lungs, nose, trachea, diaphragm

  • Unit Project 4 Essay

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    salt content in sweat. Lungs – Mucus plugging, chronic bacterial infections, pronounced inflammatory response, damaged airways leading to respiratory insufficiency, progressive decline in pulmonary function. Male reproductive tract – males with CF are sterile due to degeneration

  • Mucus: A Case Study

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    Mucus is found in a wide variety of organisms, where it is used to coat cell surfaces both internally and externally (Bansil and Turner, 2006). Mucus is a viscous colloid made up of a combination of water, antiseptic enzymes, proteins, inorganic salts, immunoglobulins and glycoproteins (Bansil and Turner, 2006). Mucus is made up of approximately 90% water, up to 5% mucin glycoproteins and other proteins and compounds. This mixture of components enables mucus to provide a protective barrier against

  • Respiratory System Research Paper

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    uestion 1: Complete the table below describing the structure and function of each part of the respiratory system listed Structure Function Nose The nose sits right in the dead centre of your face. The nose is made up of a nasal cavity- it a large air filled space which sits above and behind the nose. Paranasal sinuses- it is a set of four paired air filled that surround the nasal cavity.Nerves- The provide the senses to your nose. Blood supply and lymphatics. The nose is put in place to help

  • Taking a Look at Cystic Fibrosis

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    inhaled cold air will reach that body temperature, humidifying our body through inhalation of oxygen, our epithelial cells remain moist and do not dry out (Silverthorn, 2013), and finally the mucus that is in our pharynx come upon many inhaled microorganisms and/or other pathogens. As Silverthorn (2013) states, mucus

  • A Study On Cystic Fibrosis

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    helps to facilitate the transport of bicarbonate electrolytes and chloride from between the inside and the outside of the cell, cystic fibrosis and its inherent symptoms are caused by the loss of the pore channel, which results in inflammation and mucus accumulation. Dehydration of the cell surface also occurs. Normally, cells have a cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator channel that influences fluid secretion in epithelial cells. When this channel is mutated, there is a decrease in the flow of

  • Cystic Fibrosis Introduction

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    CFTR gene from each parent will have CF. This disease affects organs such as the liver, lungs, pancreas, and intestines. This disease disrupts the body’s salt balance leaving too little salt and water on the outside of cells which makes the thin mucus that protects the linings of the airways, digestive system, reproductive system, and other organs and tissues free of germs become thick and sticky thus clogging the airways and damaging the lungs.

  • Cystic Fibrosis Research Paper

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    appear in a newborn, but can appear all the way up until a young adult. However, ten percent of most cases are apparent at birth. CF affects the lungs and causes a build-up of abnormally thick mucus which leads to chest infections, and CF also affects the reproductive system. Doctors do not know what causes the mucus to thicken. CF’s infections usually lead to death in childhood and early adulthood. Most people infected with CF had a life span into their teens long ago. Now, due to advanced technology

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