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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 2/3/2020

Updated by: Barry S. Zingman, MD, Medical Director, AIDS Center, and Clinical Director, Infectious Diseases, Montefiore Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, 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.