The Respiratory System Essay

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The Respiratory System

1. Define respiration.

Respiration is the process of converting glucose to energy, which goes to every cell in the body.

2. Describe the organs of external respiration.

The nose is divided into the right and left cavities and is lined with tiny hairs and mucous membrane, which secretes a sticky fluid, called mucus, which helps prevent dust and bacteria from entering the lungs. The nose moistens, warms and filters the air and is an organ, which senses smell.

The naso-pharynx is the upper part of the nasal cavity behind the nose, and is lined with mucous membrane. The naso-pharynx continues to filter, warm and moisten the incoming air.

The pharynx is a
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The alveoli are an ideal exchange surface because they have an enormous surface area, a moist lining for dissolving gases, very thin walls and a copius blood supply.

4. Explain the differences between internal and external respiration.

The constant exchange of gases between the blood, body cells and the air in the lungs is called gaseous exchange. External gaseous exchange occurs in the alveoli and internal gaseous exchange occurs in the tissues.

5. Briefly describe which essential oils can benefit the respiratory system including the effects and most appropriate methods of use.

Eucalyptus is beneficial respiratory conditions such as sinusitis, flu, bronchitis and asthma. This oil can be use in the bath, regular massage (especially to the chest and in a vaporiser.

Tea tree has a beneficial effect on the respiratory system aswell and is useful for colds, flu and catarrh. Can be steam inhalated, drops on a tissue or maybe facial massage.

6. Briefly describe at least 4 different diseases/disorders of the respiratory system and any benefits that holistic therapies can offer these conditions.

The main symptoms of bronchitis are wheezing and persistent phlegm producing coughing. Inflammation of the airways can result from infection after a cold or flu. For some it may be chronic debilitating condition. It is most common in people who

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