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Overview of the Respiratory System

Overview of the Respiratory System

Bronchial tubes and their branches can be seen in this normal chest x-ray.
© Thomas Hecker.

The respiratory system, composed of lungs, airways, respiratory muscles and blood vessels, serves as the mechanism that brings oxygen into the body and release CO2 out of the body.

 

 

 

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, Deanne Erdmann, MS, and Sonia Rahmati Clayton, PhD
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Organizing yy Microbe Groups

Examples of Microbes as Causes of Disease

Emergence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA)

Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

What are Viruses?

Viruses - History

Viruses - In Medicine

Viruses - Examples

Virus - Human Herpes

Herpes - Etymology and History

Viruses - Disease

Sample Calculation of Basal Metabolic Rate

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