This tutorial and problem set is designed to help you understand the basic anatomy and physiology of the respiratory organs, primarily the lungs. You will learn about lung development, respiratory toxicology, secondhand tobacco smoke, asthma, and lung cancer.

1. Lung anatomy

2. Alveolar structure

3. Lung function

4. Lung development

5. Causes of death in the United States

6. Toxicity of tobacco smoke

7. PM10

8. Oxidants

9. Asthma and COPD

Instructions: Each topic page has a multiple choice question designed to help you learn the concepts. If you click on the correct answer, you will see the word "correct" along with reinforcing information. If you click on an incorrect answer, you will be given a tutorial page. You can also go directly to the tutorial page by clicking on the tutorial button. Enjoy yourself - it doesn't matter if you select the right or wrong answer - the point is to learn!

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

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