Overview of the Respiratory System
The trachea is a tube, supported by C-shaped rings of cartilage, that connects the larynx with the lungs. It separates into right and left bronchi, one of which enters each lung. Inside the lungs, the bronchi further subdivide into bronchioles that deliver air into blind-ended sacs, called alveoli.
- Raven, P.H. (2005). Biology, 7th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
- OpenStax College. Organs and Structures of the Respiratory System, OpenStax CNX CC-BY-3.0. July 8, 2013.
- Campbell, N.A., and Reece, J.B. (2008). Biology, 8th Edition. San Francisco, CA: Pearson Benjamin Cummings.
Your slide tray is being processed.