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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Aparato respiratorio

Respiratory system (RES-pih-ruh-TOR-ee SIS-tem)
The organs that are involved in breathing. These include the nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs. Also called respiratory tract.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.