I created these quizzes to help me study for my A&P exams. This quiz deals with the organs of the upper respiratory system.
Questions and Answers
The upper respiratory tract includes the _______, ___________, _________ and _________.
The _______ are also known as external nares and provide an entrance to the respiratory tract.
The nose is covered with ______ and supported by _____, _______ and ________.
The ___________ provide(s) the first line of defense in the respiratory tract and help(s) to prevent the entrance of relatively _____ particles.
Nasal cavity; small
Nasal conchae; small
Nasal hairs; small
Nasal cavity; large
Nasal hairs; large
The _______ space behind the nose. The ________ divides it into right and left chambers.
The __________ are the delicate, scroll shaped bone plates that form the lateral walls of the nasal cavity.
The inferior & middle nasal conchae are covered by __________ and consist of a type of _______ that varies on location and a supporting layer of ________.
The superior conchae are covered by specialized ____________ that contain receptors for __________.
The nasal mucous membrane is composed of ____________________ that contains an abundance of mucus secreting __________.
The three functions of the nasal mucous membrane are that it _____ the incoming air, it _________ the incoming air by evaporation and it uses mucus to ___________.
Within the nasal mucous membrane, ___________ help to move the mucus with the trapped particles toward the ________. As the mucus reaches the back of the throat it is _________. ___________of the stomach will destroy most microbes and thus helps prevent ___________.
_________ (__________) are the spaces in the bones of the skull that open into the nasal cavity. they are lined with _______ that is continuous with the lining of the _______ which helps to _____ and _____ the air.
The function of the paranasal sinuses is to ____________ and to modify _______ by acting as resonating chambers which will amplify ___________.
The _______ is the funnel shaped structure that connects the nasal cavity and mouth to the larynx and the esophagus inferiorly
About how long is the pharynx?
The pharynx functions as a common passage for the _______ and _______ systems and it is also involved with producing ____________.
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