The lungs are intriguing structures that can efficiently oxygenate the body’s blood. To learn what this process entails, watch this informative animated video.
Air first enters the body through the mouth or nose, where it is warmed and moistened. These structures also serve to filter out dust and debris by trapping them within the mucous membranes. Inhaled air next travels successively through the larynx, trachea, branched bronchi, and smaller bronchioles to enter the alveoli, which are miniscule air sacs that contain the capillaries necessary to exchange carbon dioxide in the blood for the oxygen in the air.
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