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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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Infectious Disease Agents

Transmission of Infectious Diseases

Example of an Infectious Disease - Flu

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Blending Model of Inheritance vs. Particulate Model of Inheritance

Crossing the Parental Lines: Female Contribution

Factors to Consider in Pedigrees

Hairy Ears: Male Sex Determination

Hemophilia: Expression of Sex Chromosomes

Hemophilia: Expression of Male Sex Chromosome

Survivorship in Populations

Limits on Population Growth

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