The Respiratory System of Children

The gallery of medical illustrations here is of the respiratory system and the anatomy is made up of the organs involved in the interchanges of gases and consists of the nose, mouth, pharynx, sinuses, trachea, bronchi and lungs.

The actual act of breathing is called inspiration. When you breathe, the airway (respiratory) system supplies oxygen to your blood. When a child breathes in air fills the airways in the lungs. This allows the oxygen-rich air to fill the lungs and importantly the balloon-like air sacs called alveoli located at the end of the tiny individual airways. Oxygen is then passed into the blood vessels that surround the sacs. The blood then carries the oxygen to all parts of the body.

The nose, mouth, throat (pharynx and larynx), and hollow spaces called the sinuses make up the upper respiratory tract. The windpipe, breathing tubes (bronchial tubes and bronchioles), and structures inside the lungs make up the lower respiratory tract

Breathing out is called expiration. As the body uses oxygen, it produces a waste gas called carbon dioxide which the blood carries back to the lungs. When your child breathes out, carbon dioxide leaves the body through the airways, windpipe, and mouth or nose.

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Gallery of Medical Illustrations of Respiratory System

The respiratory system of a child

The lungs of a child

Healthy lungs and alveoli

Healthy lungs and alveoli

Healthy alveoli

Healthy alveoli

 
The respiratory system of a child

The respiratory system of a child

Croup

Croup

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis

 
Anatomy of a child with a collapsed lung

Anatomy of a child with a collapsed lung

Breathing difficulties pertaining to children

Breathing difficulties pertaining to children

Respiratory system

Respiratory system