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Respiratory system

Respiratory system

Overview

Air is breathed in through the nasal passageways, travels through the trachea and bronchi to the lungs.

Review Date 5/31/2020

Updated by: Diane M. Horowitz, MD, Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.