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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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Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD)

Motor Units and Musculoskeletal System

Motor Units and the Musculoskeletal System II

Myosin is the Muscle’s “Motor Protein”

Myosin, the “Motor” Molecule

The Pattern of Skeletal Myosin Heavy Chain (MHC) Isoform Transitions

Skeletal Muscle and Loading State

Absolute and Relative Muscle Weight in Response to Muscle Unloading in Rodents

Human Muscle Response Under Different Conditions of Unloading

Strategies to Conserve Muscle Mass

Portfolio of the NSBRI Muscle Team

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