• Functions of the Lungs
  • The large organs in the body which is used for breathing is lungs while other functions of lungs are minimum. Read the lungs diseases as well.
  • The function of the lungs is to maintain the body's respiration, which means that the lungs bring oxygen to the bloodstream via alveoli, or tiny sacs in the lungs.
  • The primary function of the lungs is respiration. So they enable you to breathe and thus bring oxygen into the body and carry out carbon dioxide.

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If on the other hand any disease tends to cause the blood to be more alkaline (for example severe vomiting leading to loss of gastric juice which in highly acidic) the lungs breathe slower retaining more carbon dioxide.Pulmonary function tests: Using an instrument called spirometer it is possible to assess the function of the lungs. The person undergoing the test is asked to breathe through a mouth piece into the spirometer. The instrument records the rate of air flow, the amount of air exhaled and hence the lung capacity. It is possible to detect the presence and severity of obstructive airway diseases like asthma.

Pulmonary function tests: Using an instrument called spirometer it is possible to assess the function of the lungs. The person undergoing the test is asked to breathe through a mouth piece into the spirometer. The instrument records the rate of air flow, the amount of air exhaled and hence the lung capacity. It is possible to detect the presence and severity of obstructive airway diseases like asthma.

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Anatomy and Function of the Normal Lung.

Function of the Lungs
Air, which is inhaled through the mouth and nasal passages, travels through the windpipe or 'trachea' into two main air passages. These divide into smaller branches which separate into even smaller "twigs" like an upside-down tree. The is mainly contained in two lungs. Through the thin walls of these lungs, gasses pass into and out of the blood.