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Bronchi are the transition structures that air travels through between the right and left main bronchus, and the very small bronchioles. The air first travels from the mouth or nose through the larynx and trachea, and th... More »

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A bronchus is an airway within the lungs, and its function is to carry air through the lung tissue. There are two primary bronchi, which split into the right and left lungs at the base of the trachea. More »

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The main function of the trachea is to deliver air from the mouth to the lungs during respiration. This part of the human body is also known as the windpipe, and it connects the larynx to the bronchi within the lungs. More »

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Bronchovascular markings are the visible markings made by blood vessels supplying nutrients to the bronchi and bronchioles in the lungs seen on a chest x-ray or computerized tomography (CT) scan. While these markings can... More »

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Terminal bronchioles are the air passages into the lungs. They branch into respiratory bronchioles and secrete a nonsticky surfactant to maintain the airway. Surfactant is a proteinaceous compound that maintains the airw... More »

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When a person takes a breath, the air enters through the nostrils and continues its passage through the pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, lungs and alveoli. Gas exchange takes place in the alveoli, where ox... More »

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A bronchus is an airway within the lungs, and its function is to carry air through the lung tissue. There are two primary bronchi, which split into the right and left lungs at the base of the trachea. More »

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