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Structural & Functional Changes of the Respiratory System Due to Age

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Which of the following is NOT part of the respiratory system?

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1. How does advancing age affect the diaphragm and lungs?

2. Flus and colds are examples of what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The respiratory system is a group of specialized organs dedicated to the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. This test and worksheet will help you check your knowledge of the vocabulary involved in the respiratory system. Some terms you'll be quizzed on include the diaphragm and lungs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be quizzed on your knowledge of:

  • Respiratory system
  • Lower respiratory infections
  • Chronic respiratory infections

Skills Practiced

This test and worksheet will allow students to develop the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the respiratory system to understand how the aging process affects the structure and function of the respiratory system
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as lower respiratory infections
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the diaphragm and lungs

Additional Learning

To learn more about the respiratory system in the elderly, review the lesson on Structural & Functional Respiratory System Changes Due to Age. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the function of the respiratory system and its parts
  • Understand how age changes the lungs and diaphragm
  • Understand physical and psychological effects of respiratory infection in the elderly
  • Know the varied treatments for viral and bacterial infections
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