Breathing brings oxygen, found in the air we live in, into a unique set of organs called the lungs. Deep inside the lungs, that oxygen is transferred into the blood system and is used to power all of our muscles, including the muscles that produce breathing. Join world renowned surgeon Dr. Mark Reisman as he takes you first through the structures of the air passageway, the anatomy and physiology of the lungs themselves, and finally reveals the mechanism of the incredible gas exchange between the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Then, Dr. Reisman explains the many human respiratory disorders.
Shot in HD, using the latest in 3-D graphics, medical imaging and cadaver specimens, see the human body's respiratory system revealed in ways never seen before.
- Air Passageway
- Respiratory Structures
- Gas Exchange
- Respiratory Disease
DVD Extras: Closed Captioning, Spanish Subtitles, Educator's Guide
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Clip Length: 1 minute
"classes studying human anatomy will find this series useful in providing information about basic anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and mechanics of the various body systems. Heart surgeon Dr. Mark Reisman describes the anatomy and function of each body system through live-action video, photos, medical imaging, and realistic 3-D animation. The evolutionary development of each body system is also discussed. Cadaver dissections are used to point out structures and organs associated with each system.... The educator's guide contains an extensive vocabulary list and a transcript of the program. Closed captioning and Spanish subtitles are optional."- School Library Journal