Overview of the Respiratory System
Author(s): Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine
Oral and Nasal Cavity
Air enters through the oral or nasal cavity, where it is humidified, warmed and filtered before entering the pharynx. Dust and other particulate matter is removed by short thick hairs in the nose
Keywords: nasal cavity | oral cavity | respiratory tract | respiration | nasopharaynx | nasal meatus | pharynx
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