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glottis
Opening to the larynx
Mediastinum
Region between the lungs in the chest cavity. It contains the trachea, heart, aorta, esophagus, and bronchial tubes.
Alveoli
Air sac in the lung
Apex
The uppermost portion of the lung
Base (lung)
Lower portion of the lung
Hilum (of lung)
Mid-line region where the bronchi, blood vessels, and nerves enter and exit the lungs.
Nasopharynx
Part of the throat or pharnyx literally means nose and throat.
Epiglottis
Lid-like piece of carilage that covers the larynx, preventing food from entering the larynx and trachea during swallowing.
Diaphragm
Muscle separating the chest and abdomen. It is the most important muscle for breathing.
Visceral pleura
The inner fold of pleura lying closest to the lung tissue.
Inhalation
Inspiration or breathing in The diaphragm contracts and descends with each inhalation.
oropharynx
Second division of the pharynx. It is located below the nasopharynx and closer to the mouth
Bronchi
Branch of the trachea (windpipe) that is a passageway into the air spaces of the lung; bronchial tube
Parietal Pleura
The outer fold of pleura lying closest to the ribs and wall of the thoracic cavity.
exhalation
Breathing out (expiration)
Laryngopharynx
The third division of the pharynx. serves as a common passageway for food from the mouth and air from the nose.
Trachea
Wind Pipe
Bronchioles
Smalles branches of the bronchi
lobes
Division of a lung