Textbook chapters (only one of the following books is necessary, the information covered in the concept questions is
found in each of the books).
• Chapter 22: Anatomy and Physiology by OpenStax College
• Chapter 20: Visual Anatomy and Physiology by Martini and Ober
• Chapter 19: Hole’s Anatomy and Physiology by Shier, Butler, and Lewis
1. Compare and contrast the structures and functions of the conducting portion versus the respiratory portion of the
Concept Storyline: Respiratory Tract
2. Describe the cartilage structures and specialized function of the larynx.
Concept Storyline: Larynx
3. Describe the role of Boyle’s Law and the diaphragm, intercostal muscles, abdominal muscles, and pleural fluid in
the pressure and volume changes associated with respiration.
Concept Storyline: Gas Pressure and Volume
4. Compare and contrast the functional and structural significance of each of the pulmonary volumes and capacities.
Concept Storyline: Lung Volumes
5. Compare and contrast the processes of oxygen and carbon dioxide transport in blood.
Concept Storyline: Gas Exchange
6. Describe how the partial pressures of different gasses drive the events of external and internal respiration.
Concept Storyline: Gas Partial Pressure
7. Describe the process of hemoglobin saturation as it relates to partial pressure, temperature, and the Bohr (pH)
Concept Storyline: Hemoglobin Saturation
8. Describe the role of the pons, medulla oblongata, chemoreceptors, baroreceptors, stretch receptors, and phrenic
nerve in the control of respiratory rate.
Concept Storyline: Respiratory Rate
9. Identify, in both words and pictures, each of the structures listed.
Respiratory System Labeling Practice
More Respiratory System Labeling Practice
Michelle Murphy, M.S., M.Ed.
Lake Region State College