# Chapter 1, Problem 1CP

### Principles of Anatomy and Physiolo...

14th Edition
Gerard J. Tortora
ISBN: 9781118345009

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### Principles of Anatomy and Physiolo...

14th Edition
Gerard J. Tortora
ISBN: 9781118345009
Summary Introduction

To review:

The body function might a respiratory therapist strive to improve and structures involved in these body functions.

Introduction:

Respiratory tract is the part of the respiratory system that is involved with the process of respiration. A respiratory therapist deals with treatment of patients suffering from respiratory disorders, such as asthma or emphysema, as well as emergency care to the patients who are victims of heart attack, drowning, stroke, or shock.

Explanation

Explanation:

A respiratory therapist deals with the respiratory system of the organism and closely monitors any abnormalities appearing in the respiratory system of the patient under observation. The structures involved include nasal passages, mouth, throat (airway management), larynx, pharynx, trachea, lungs, alveoli, bronchial tubes, and, to some extent, the heart. All these structures are part of the respiratory process. Respiratory therapists perform chest physiotherapy on patients to remove mucus from their lungs and make it easier for them to breathe.

Conclusion

Conclusion:

A respiratory therapist strive to improve any abnormalities appearing in the physiology and anatomical structures involved in the respiratory system.

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