The Anatomy of the Respiratory System

The Anatomy of the Respiratory System

The respiratory system consists of the airways, lungs, bony thorax, and respiratory muscles and functions in conjunction with the central nervous system (CNS). These structures work together to deliver oxygen to the bloodstream and remove excess carbon dioxide from the body. More »

 

The Respiratory System |Anatomy Guide|

(The respiratory system delivers oxygen to the bloodstream and removes excess carbon dioxide from the body.) The respiratory system functions primarily to maintain the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs and tissues and to regulate acid-base balance.

Causes of Finger Clubbing

Clubbing is painless soft-tissue swelling of the terminal phalanges. The enlargement increases convexity of the nail. It may be produced by growth factors from megakaryocytes and platelets lodged in nail bed capillaries stimulating vascular connective tissue. it is an important

Cancer Cells Vs Normal Cells: How they are Different

Cancer is an umbrella term for a group of disorders in which cancer cells grow, multiply uncontrollably, and have the ability to invade other tissues and metastasize. Abnormal tissue masses are called solid tumors and may be benign or malignant

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a shallow joint with a large range of movement. The humeral head is held in place by the rotator cuff, which is part of the joint capsule. It comprises the tendons of infraspinatus and teres minor posteriorly,

Nonsteroidal Agents Pharmacology Cheat Sheet

(Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a drug class that reduce pain, decrease fever, prevent blood clots and, in higher doses, decrease inflammation.) The Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a drug class that has become one of the most commonly used