Lungs

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This book explores why the respiratory system is such a vital part of the human body, including the structure of the lungs. It explains the different illnesses and injuries that can affect your lungs and breathing, from asthma to smoking-related diseases, and outlines ways to keep your lungs healthy.

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Overview

This book explores why the respiratory system is such a vital part of the human body, including the structure of the lungs. It explains the different illnesses and injuries that can affect your lungs and breathing, from asthma to smoking-related diseases, and outlines ways to keep your lungs healthy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432934330
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 8/15/2009
  • Series: Body Focus Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 970,049
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

The Respiratory System 4

Why Do We Need Oxygen? 6

Mouth and Nose 8

Pharynx and Larynx 10

Trachea and Bronchi 12

Respiratory Noises 14

Airway Problems 16

Lungs 18

Blood Supply to the Lungs 20

Chest Investigations 22

Lung Diseases 24

Inside the Lungs 26

Gaseous Exchange 28

Asthma 30

Lungs and Air Pollution 32

Smoking 34

Breathing Mechanics 36

Breathing Control 38

Artificial Breathing and Air Supplies 40

Breathing Emergencies 42

What Can Go Wrong with My Lungs? 44

Find Out More 45

Glossary 46

Index 48

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