Lungs are the instrumental organs that keep you alive. Do you ever wonder how on earth these things is the most vital element in the human respiratory system? The lungs take up most of the space inside the chest and are surrounded by the chest wall. The chest wall is made up of the ribs and the muscles between the ribs. The lungs are separated by the mediastinum. Below the lungs is the diaphragm, a thin muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdomen. For a more detailed look of the lung anatomy, we have collected a handy of free and printable diagrams of lungs as posted in the following images.
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As you can see in the diagram of the lungs above, the lungs are pyramid-shaped, paired organs that are connected to the trachea by the right and left bronchi. And on the inferior surface, the lungs are bordered by the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the flat, dome-shaped muscle located at the base of the lungs and thoracic cavity. The lungs are enclosed by the pleurae, which are attached to the mediastinum. The right lung is shorter and wider than the left lung, and the left lung occupies a smaller volume than the right. Look at the following diagrams.
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Each lung is composed of smaller units called lobes. Fissures separate these lobes from each other. The right lung consists of three lobes: the superior, middle, and inferior lobes. The left lung consists of two lobes: the superior and inferior lobes. There are so many disorders affecting the lungs, and the most concerning one is of course lung cancer. Below is the diagram of the anatomy of lung with cancer.
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Lungs are an important part of the respiratory system. It helps oxygen from the air we breathe enter the red cells in the blood. Red blood cells then carry oxygen around the body to be used in the cells found in our body. The lungs also help the body to get rid of CO2 gas when we breathe out. That’s just how important the role of lungs in our body is. Save all these diagrams for your anatomy reference and example, and don’t forget to share this post to your social media!