Brief Overview of the Human Respiratory System Structure and Development

  • Ahmed El-Hashash


Human respiratory system is one of the biological systems that involves specific tissues and organs that are responsible for the breathing process, the air quality, and the gas exchange that are essential processes for human life. The respiratory tract characteristically and intensively interacts with the environment. In this chapter, we will overview the structure of the human respiratory system. We will also briefly describe the developmental stages of human respiratory system.


The respiratory system Larynx Trachea Bronchi Airways Lungs Branching morphogenesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed El-Hashash
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  1. 1.The University of Edinburgh-Zhejiang International campus (UoE-ZJU Institute), and Centre of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Schools of Medicine & Basic Medicine, Zhejiang UniversityHainingChina

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