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bronchi
The passages that branch from the trachea and direct air into the lungs.
cilia
Tiny hairlike extensions of cells that can move together like whips.
diaphragm
A large, dome-shaped muscle that plays an important role in breathing.
larynx
The voice box, located in the top part of the trachea, under the epiglottis.
lungs
The main organs of the respiratory system.
vocal cords
Folds of connective tissue that stretch across the opening of the larynx and produce a person's voice.
alveoli
Tiny sacs of lung tissue specialized for the movement of gases between the air and blood.
pharynx
The throat; part of both the respiratory and digestive systems.
trachea
The windpipe; a passage through which air moves in the respiratory system.
respiration
The process by which cells break down simple food molecules to release the energy they contain; also the process in which oxygen and glucose undergo a complex series of chemical reactions in the cells.