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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 4/11/2020

Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. Editorial update 04/15/2020.