Sheryl Shook

Respiratory System Anatomy

Learning Objectives

  • Identify respiratory system gross anatomical structures.
  • Identify respiratory system microscopic structures.

Gross and Microscopic Anatomy

Use local resources to view structures of the respiratory system.

Respiratory System Structures List

Respiratory System- Complete- Anterior view

  • Trachea
  • Upper right lobe of lungs
  • Middle right lobe of lungs
  • Lower right lobe of lungs
  • Upper left lobe of lungs
  • Lower left lobe of lungs

Respiratory System- Circulatory vessels and heart

  • Right subclavian vein
  • Right internal jugular vein
  • Right brachiocephalic vein
  • Superior vena cava
  • Right atrium
  • Right ventricle
  • Pulmonary trunk
  • Pulmonary veins
  • Left atrium
  • Left ventricle
  • Aorta

Respiratory System- Tracheobronchial tree and lungs

  • Right primary bronchus
  • Left primary bronchus
  • Diaphragm

Respiratory System- Larynx- Anterior view

  • Hyoid
  • Thyroid membrane
  • Thyroid cartilage
  • Cricoid cartilage

Respiratory System- Larynx- Posterior view

  • Arytenoid cartilage

Respiratory System- Larynx- Left lateral view

  • Esophagus

Supplemental Structures

  • Horizontal fissure
  • Oblique fissure

Attributions for “Respiratory System Anatomy”: Respiratory System Structures List by Marissa Sumida / CC BY 4.0


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