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Glossary of Science Final - Respiratory

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Which body system brings oxygen into the body and removes carbon dioxide and water
Respiratory system
The flap of tissue that prevents food and water from entering the windpipe
Epiglottis
Another name for trachea
Windpipe
Another name for voice box
Larynx
The folds of tissue that are found in the larynx and vibrate to produce sound
Vocal cords
Each alveolus is surrounded by
A network of capillaries
The 2 tubes that branch off from the trachea are called
Bronchi
The lungs contain hundreds of round sacs that are a grapelike structure called
Alveoli
The main organ of respiration
Lung
A muscle that aids in breathing
Diaphragm

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