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Trachea

trachea

The windpipe. A fibrocartilaginous tube lined with mucous membrane passing from the larynx to the bronchi.


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Theories - Origin of Life

... matter produces a strong cough reflex to protect the lungs. You rightly refer to choking that occurs when the epiglottis fails to cover the trachea, and food becomes lodged in our windpipe. The closing of the larynx during swallowing indicates anticipation does it not? I would argue that ...

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by scottie
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Theories - Origin of Life

... for this forum. To improve the human respiratory system ( without a major overhaul) simply move the esophagus in front of (anterior to) the trachea so the air pathway and the food/water pathway don't cross each other. Avian respiratory anatomy and physiology is kind of complicated but I'll ...

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by BDDVM
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:30 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Working on some creatures for post-apocalyptic future

... stones to digest tough plants, that kind of thing. So what's wrong with animals ingesting a bacteria to help break down the oil? Filters in trachea? 100 years and you want filters in trachea? Again you need to work with what you got, animals can produce a lot of mucas when they need to, ...

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by Geokinkladze
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:53 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Working on some creatures for post-apocalyptic future
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Working on some creatures for post-apocalyptic future

... consume water that's poisoned with oil, what kind of digestion can handle this type of liquid? 4 Would it be wise to place some kind of filters in trachea to prevent radioactive dust flying in? How would u clean these filters? And forget about mutants and mutations, I'm interested how the animals ...

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by germanager
Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Working on some creatures for post-apocalyptic future
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Question about crayfish

Same as insects, their breathing system of trachea is lined with exoskeleton, so that sheds as well. (Do you think that would itch?)

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by February Beetle
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:42 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Question about crayfish
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