Respiratory


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Definition

The words "respiratory" and "respiration" refer to the lungs and breathing.

Alternative Names

Respiration

Images

Lungs
Upper respiratory tract
Lower respiratory tract

References

Merck Manual Consumer Version website. Overview of the respiratory system. www.merckmanuals.com/home. Updated June 2019. Accessed January 31, 2021.

Review Date: 
10/10/2020
Reviewed By: 
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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