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Respiratory

Respiration

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

References

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

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  • Lungs

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  • Upper respiratory tract

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  • Lower respiratory tract

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  • Lungs

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  • Upper respiratory tract

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  • Lower respiratory tract

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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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