Respiratory System Anatomy and Physiology Quiz

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What is the main function of the respiratory system?

Regulation of blood pH

Which structure marks the beginning of the respiratory system?


What is the purpose of the external nose?

To warm and humidify incoming air

Which of the following is NOT a function of the respiratory system?

Digestion of food

What are the structures at the end of the respiratory system?


What is the function of the nasal cavity?

Trapping debris and moving it to the pharynx

Which structure covers the opening of the larynx during swallowing?


What is the function of the trachea?

Connecting the larynx to the main bronchi

Where does gas exchange occur in the respiratory system?

Respiratory bronchioles

What is the purpose of the alveoli?

Facilitating gas exchange

Test your knowledge of the respiratory system anatomy and physiology with this quiz covering the structures and functions from Seeley's Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 23.

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