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11.32: Respiratory System Organs

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alveoli

Tiny sacs in the lungs where gas exchange takes place.

bronchi

Air passages in the respiratory tract that conduct air into the lungs.

diaphragm

Sheet of muscle that spreads across the bottom of the rib cage.

larynx

Respiratory organ between the pharynx and trachea; also called the voice box because it allows the production of vocal sounds.

pharynx

Long, tubular organ that connects the mouth and nasal cavity with the larynx; food and air pass through it.

trachea

Long, tubular organ, also called the wind pipe, that carries air between the larynx and lungs.

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