Illu conducting passages

The trachea, or "windpipe", is the tube that extends from the larynx to the bronchi, which serves as the principal passageway for air to and from the lungs.[1] The trachea begins immediately below the larynx (voicebox), runs down the center of the front part of the neck and ends behind the upper part of the sternum. Here it divides to form two branches which enter the lung cavities.[2]

See Also


  1. Combat Magazine (n.d.). Diving Terms. Retrieved on 2008-10-02.
  2. Innerbody (n.d.). Trachea. Retrieved on 2008-10-02.

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