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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 6/23/2019

Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Emeritus, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.