The respiratory system is one of the main systems of our body. This is the person responsible for the intake of air or oxygen and the flow of air in our body. In short, breathe. It regulates the amount of oxygen we breathe and the amount of carbon dioxide we release. Parts included in this system are parts that help humans speak.
Below are some parts of the respiratory system. It also includes descriptions, characteristics, and functions of each section:
The nostrils refer to one of our nasal passages starting from inside and out and the nose opening. In mammals and birds, the nostrils contain branched bones made of cartilage called turbinates. Its function is to keep the air warm while inhaling and to remove moisture when inhaling.
In humans, our nose cycle is when the nostrils enlarge during swelling and then gradually shrink to normal size afterwards. Nostrils switch every four hours. This means that each nostril is used at a specified time period. Septum separates the nostrils and can sometimes vary, causing someone’s nostrils to look bigger than others.
The nasal cavity is associated with large spaces above and behind our nose. It is also filled with air and is located in the center of the face. The function of the nasal cavity is to condition the air to be received by the area of the respiratory tract and nose. The air that passes through the nasal cavity is cooled or warmed by one degree with reference to our body temperature. This is caused by a large surface area known as conchae. The passing air is also moistened and the dust particles are removed by vibrissae. These are thick and short hairs that are and are found in the front room.
On the other hand, cilia which are located in the respiratory epithelium are responsible for transferring material particles to the pharynx. After reaching the pharynx, it is then swallowed.
Pharynx is part of the throat and neck. It is located behind the mouth and nasal cavity. It is also superior to the trachea, larynx and esophagus. Pharynx is also part of the respiratory system and the digestive system of many organisms. Air and food pass through the pharynx. This is why there is a connective tissue or flap called the epiglottis. Closes above the trachea when we swallow food to prevent shortness of breath or choking.
Pharynx is also important for human vocalization. When a person has oral allergic syndrome, fever, or other related allergies, it functions as a part of reacting to allergens which produces common symptoms such as itching and a burning sensation.
The pharynx is divided into three parts, oropharynx, nasopharynx and laryngopharynx.
Larynx is also called a voice box. This is an organ found along the neck of a mammal. This is used in protecting the trachea and for sound production. The larynx has vocal folds that are located just below the pharyngeal canal, esophagus and trachea. It is also responsible for sound generation, where volume and tone are manipulated. A set of strong and healthy lungs can produce louder sounds.