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Betty Oliver-Pinto # Posted on October 24, 2022 at 7:47 pm

The alveoli are any of the many tiny air sacs of the lungs which allow for rapid gaseous exchange. Alveoli are tiny, balloon-shaped air sacs in your lungs. The function of the alveoli is to move oxygen and carbon dioxide in and out of your bloodstream. Alveoli are an important part of your respiratory system that is the part of your body that helps you breath.

The Alveoli is the end of the respiratory system. As you breathe air travels through the different parts of the respiratory system in the order listed below

You inhale air into your mouth or nose.

The air travels down the trachea as well known as the windpipe.

The air travels through airways through the brachia and into the lungs.

The air is directed through smaller and smaller passages, called bronchioles.

The air moves through a tiny duct called the alveolar duct and finally enters an individual alveolus, which is a tiny, balloon-shaped structure.

At this point, the oxygen move through a single layer of lung cells in the alveolus, then through a single cell layer in a capillary to enter the bloodstream.

Carbon dioxide is a byproduct of the process in cells that uses oxygen to produce energy. As oxygen moves out of the alveolus, CO2 molecules pass into it. They are then breathed out of the body through the nose or mouth.

The aveloi is important as it is the respiratory filter system it is needed to make sure the the right gasses are distributed to the appropriate areas of the body.