- The human respiratory system is a series of organs responsible for taking oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide. The primary organs of the respiratory system are lungs, which carry out this exchange of gases as we breathe.
What is the main function of the respiratory systems ?
- The respiratory system provides oxygen to the body's cells while removing carbon dioxide, a waste product that can be lethal if allowed to accumulate. We take on average 20,000 breaths each day. When we breathe in oxygen is delivered into our body and when we breath out carbon dioxide is expelled from our body.
The different parts of the respiratory system
- There are 3 major part of the respiratory system; the airway, the lungs, and the muscle of respiration. The airway, which includes the nose, mouth, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles, carries air between the lungs and the body's exterior.