Respiratory study guide 1

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  1. List the organs of the respiratory system.

  2. Name 5 important functions of the nose as they apply to the respiratory system.

  3. What is the purpose of the hairs in the nose?

  4. What is the purpose of the mucus secreted in the nose?

  5. What happens to this mucus?

  6. Why does your nose run in cold weather?

  7. What are the three functions of the sinuses?

  8. What is rhinitis and what are its symptoms?

  9. What is sinusitis and how does it cause a sinus headache?

  10. What is another name for the throat?

  11. Distinguish between pharyngeal tonsils, palatine tonsils, and lingual tonsils.

  12. What are the two functions of the larynx?

  13. Explain how the larynx produces vocal sounds.

  14. What causes a person to have a high pitched voice?

  15. Why do men have lower voices than women?

  16. What effect does smoking have on the trachea?

  17. What causes “smoker’s cough”?

  18. What prevents the trachea from collapsing?

  19. What is the ONLY way that air can enter the lungs?

  20. When is the Heimlich maneuver employed?

  21. If something is lodged in the trachea and will not come out with the Heimlich maneuver, what procedure must be done?

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