The Human Lung. Energy Needs. The body consists of trillions of “engines” Each cells needs glucose and oxygen The lungs serve as the supplier of oxygen. Energy Byproducts. In the body glucose is the main source of energy
The convoluted surfaces have a surface area of 80m2
This is about ½ the size of a tennis court
The air we breath contains dust, smoke, bacteria, noxious gases
All come in contact with the blood.
Each bronchus then divides 15 more times
The terminal bronchioles supply air to millions of small sacs called alveoli
The body does this in two ways
1. Coughing removes large particles
They vibrate about 1000/minute
Mucous moves 1 – 2 cm/minute
It takes 30 minutes to be cleared.
Individuals have abnormal or absent ciliary motion.
Kartagener's Syndrome is also called Immotile Cilia SyndromeKartagener's Syndrome