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Prescribing for the respiratory tract 

Prescribing for the respiratory tract
Prescribing for the respiratory tract

Sue Beckwith

and Penny Franklin

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date: 26 October 2020

Brief anatomy and physiology of the respiratory tract 332

Common conditions 334

The respiratory tract comprises:

upper respiratory tract—nose, nasal cavity, and pharynx;

lower respiratory tract—larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), bronchi, and lungs containing bronchioles and alveoli.

Two nasal passages.

Rich blood supply and secretory cells to provide warm and moist air to the lungs....

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