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Zoo Respiration

and circulation (also to maintain cells themselves) Air breathers have adapted specialized invaginations of the body to “take in” air Ventilation-mechanisms to move air into and out of the body Evaginations (gills) for water breathing Invaginations (lungs and tracheae) for air Types of respiratory organs Direct diffusion (cutaneous respiration) protozoa, sponges, cnidarians, some worms Possible because these animals have large areas relative to their mass (and all cells are close to the outer surface)...

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What are the causes, symptoms and treatments for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? Introduction “Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung ailment that is characterized by a persistent blockage of airflow from the lungs” ( World Health Organisation (WHO) website, nd). This report will examine the causes, symptoms and treatment of COPD. It will discuss current statistics on COPD and some of the current treatments available. Multiple sources were used including websites...

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Lung Cancer Causes and Effects

How common lung cancer is Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United Kingdom (excluding non melanoma skin cancer). Around 41,400 people are diagnosed in the UK each year.  Smoking and lung cancer In most people, lung cancer is related to cigarette smoking. Smoking causes nearly 9 out of 10 cases (86%). A further 3% of cases of lung cancer are caused by exposure to second hand smoke in non smokers (passive smoking). Here are some facts about smoking and lung cancer * The more...

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Cardio&Respiratory system

refreshes the lungs oxygen and disposes of waste. Respiratory system- The respiratory system helps us to breath, we breathe every day without even realising it as it is an automatic signal that is sent to the brain. All of this breathing couldn't happen without help from the respiratory system, which includes the nose, throat, voice box, windpipe, and lungs. This is what happens when we breathe- Illnesses that may occur in the respiratory system- Asthma- Asthma is a chronic a lung disease that...

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The Frog Life Cycle Process

gut. They will grow and have some transformation later. After 6 weeks, several of tadpole’s body parts have shown some changes. Its front legs are formed under the gill sac before the hind legs which are visible a few days later. At the same time, lungs are quickly formed. Because of the transformation of the digestive system, tadpoles’ diet change too. They begin eat different diet, like dead insects. Tadpoles will soon grow and change into frogs (allaboutfrogs.org). By twelve weeks, tadpoles will...

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harm our health typically on hot, sunny days when ozone can reach unhealthy levels. Even relatively low levels of ozone can cause health effects.  People with lung disease, children, older adults, and people who are active outdoors may be particularly sensitive to ozone.  Children are at greatest risk from exposure to ozone because their lungs are still developing and they are more likely to be active outdoors when ozone levels are high, which increases their exposure.  Children are also more likely...

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Fantastic Voyage

Brandie and today we will be going on a “Fantastic Voyage” through the body of a healthy female who has been feeling under the weather. I was just informed that the female’s body has been invaded by a bacterium that affects the lower right lobe of the lung. I have currently been assigned to pilot the invasion and do a live report on my findings. Before we get started on our journey, I would like for you to meet Ms. Dazzle my mini-submarine. Our route from here will be to enter the body by injection into...

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Respiratory System

Air must move into and out of the lungs so that the gases in the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs are continuously changed and refreshed. This is commonly called breathing. 2. External respiration Gas exchange (oxygen loading and carbon dioxide unloading) between the pulmonary blood and alveoli must take place. 3. Respiratory gas transport Oxygen and carbon dioxide must be transported to and from the lungs and tissue cells of the body via the...

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disease process pneumonia

to their disease process Disease Process: ________Pneumonia_____________________________________________ Pathophysiology at the Cellular or Organ Level Pneumonia is described in Tabers cyclopedia medical dictionary, “as inflammation of the lungs, usually due to an infection with bacteria, viruses, or other pathogenic organisms” (p.1833) The pathophysiology of pneumonia is broken down in four stages cough, red hepatization, gray hepatization, and resolution. The first stage is congestion...

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Cari's Story

respiratory system is using to clear her lungs by couching. - A long drawn and deep inhalation followed by a complete closure of the glottis, which results in a strong exhalation that suddenly pushes the glottis open and sends a blast of air through the upper respiratory passages. Stimulus for this reflex act may be a foreign body lodged in the larynx, trachea, or epiglottis. C.) Which structures found in the bronchioles and alveoli normally would protect Cari’s lungs from infectious pathogens and particulate...

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