NCLEX RN Quiz # 986

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 986.


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The primary function of the respiratory system is to distribute air to the alveoli in the lungs, where gas exchange takes place. Gas exchange includes:



  • the addition of oxygen (O2) to pulmonary capillary blood
  • the removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from pulmonary capillary blood.

At any time, you can review the major points of this chapter by consulting the Cheat.

Upper and lower

The parts of the respiratory system include the upper airway and the lower airway.

The upper airway includes the:

  • epiglottis
  • nasopharynx
  • oropharynx
  • larynx.

The lower airway includes the:

  • trachea
  • bronchi
  • bronchioles
  • alveoli.

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