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Respiratory System
The respiratory system provides oxygen for
the internal environment and excretes carbon
dioxide.
INNERCONNECTIONS
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Respiratory System
Integumentary System
Stimulation of skin
receptors may alter
respiratory rate.
Skeletal System
Bones provide
attachments for
muscles involved
in breathing.
Muscular System
The respiratory system
eliminates carbon
dioxide produced
by exercising
muscles.
Nervous System
The brain controls
the respiratory
system. The
respiratory system
helps control pH
of the internal
environment.
Endocrine System
Hormonelike
substances control
the production of
red blood cells that
transport oxygen
and carbon
dioxide.
Lymphatic System
Cells of the immune
system patrol the
lungs and defend
against infection.
Digestive System
The digestive
system and
respiratory system
share openings to
the outside.
Urinary System
The kidneys and the
respiratory system work
together to maintain
blood pH. The kidneys
compensate for water
lost through breathing.
Reproductive System
Respiration
increases during
sexual activity.
Fetal “respiration”
begins before
birth.
Cardiovascular System
As the heart pumps
blood through the
lungs, the lungs
oxygenate the blood
and excrete carbon
dioxide.
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