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nasal conchae
extend from the lateral walls of the nasal cavity.
paranasal sinuses
air-filled spaces within the skull bones that open into the nasal cavity.
pharynx
an organ of the respiratory system as well as the digestive system.
larynx
more commonly called the voice box. It sits superior to and is continuous with the trachea.
thyroid cartilage
the largest cartilage that forms the anterior wall of the larynx.
epliglottic cartilage
forms the framwork of the epiglottis.
epliglottis
the flap-like structure that closes off the larynx during swallowing.
cricoid cartilage
forms most of the posterior wall of the larynx and a small part of the anterior wall.
glottis
the opening between the vocal cords
trachea
commonly referred to as the windpipe, is a tubular organ made of rings of cartilage and smooth muscle.
bronchial tree
the distal end of the trachea branches and starts a series of tubes
bronchi
the first branches off the trachea
bronchioles
tertiary bronchi branch into these`
alveoli
very thin sacs made of simple squamous epithelial cells and are surrounded by capillaries.
pleura
produce a slippery fluid called serous fluid that helps the lungs slide easily along the throacic wall during breathing