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Nose
Epiglottis
Larynx
Trachea
Rings of Cartilage
Bronchus
Bronchioles
Alveoli
Diaphragm
Intercostal muscles
Capillaries
Prevents airborne particles reaching the lungs
Stops food from entering the lungs
Responsible for producing sounds
Allows air to pass in and out of the lungs
To keep the bronchus open
Allows air to travel from the trachea to the lungs
Tiny tubes taking air to and from the alveoli
Gas exchange takes place here
Sheet of muscle which moves up and down during breathing
Moves the rib cage up and down during breathing
Network of narrow blood vessels