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Pharynx:
the back of the throat, upper most part of the respiratory system
Spirometry:
a measure of lung capacity and flow rate
Cilia:
hair-like projections of epithelium that sweep material out of the system.
Pleura:
dual layers of membrane surrounding the lungs and chest cavity filled with fluid to reduce friction.
Alveoli:
air sacs at the terminus of bronchioles where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged between blood capillaries and air in the lungs.
Bronchioles:
the smallest branches of the respiratory tree
Bronchi:
two branches of the trachea that lead to smaller branches in the lungs
Larynx:
the structure, at the top of the trachea, responsible for speech
Trachea:
the tube that carries air into the respiratory system