Why would inflammation in the lungs be life-threatening? Transcribed Image Text: FIGURE 21.1 Anatomy and Infections of the Respiratory System (a) Lateral view of upper respiratory tract. (b) Frontal vlew

Why would inflammation in the lungs be life-threatening? Transcribed Image Text: FIGURE 21.1 Anatomy and Infections of the
Respiratory System (a) Lateral view of upper respiratory
tract. (b) Frontal vlew of the upper and lower resplratory
Columnar
epithelium
tracts.
A Why would inflammation in the lungs be life-threatening?
Secretory
(goblet) cell
Mucus
Cilia
Frontal sinus
Flow of mucus
Adenoviral pharyngitis
Common cold
Diphtheria
Ear infections
Epiglottitis
Laryngitis
Strep throat
Tonsillitis
– Sphenoid sinus
Adenoids
Eustachian
tube opening
Opening of
maxillary sinus
Nasolacrimal-
duct opening
Tonsil
Pharynx
Epiglottis
Larynx
(a)
Frontal sinus
Nasal chamber
Upper
Respiratory
System
Nasolacrimal duct
-Middle ear
Mastoid air cell
Bronchioles
Eustachian tube
Alveoli
(air sacs)
-Maxillary sinus
Pharynx
Trachea
Capillaries
Bronchi
Pleura
Lower
Respiratory
System
Arterioles
Lungs
Bronchiolitis
(b)
Legionnaires’ disease
Pleurisy
Pneumonia
Bronchitis
Coccidioidomycosis
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
stoplasmosis
Influenza
RSV infections
Tuberculosis
Pertussis

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