Human Lung Anatomy

The Lungs The lungs are the primary organ of the respiratory system, each lung houses structures of both conducting and respiratory functions. The principal function of the lungs is to perform the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere through the atmosphere. The lung area exchange respiratory gases across a tremendously large epithelial surface area—about 70 square meters—that is highly permeable to gases to this end. Gross Anatomy … Continue reading Human Lung Anatomy