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Term:
respiration organ (UBERON:0000171)
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organ +    
accessory nasal sac 
air capillary of parabronchus 
air sac +  
anal sac +  
anatomical projection +  
arthropod fat body +  
brain +  
bronchial tube 
bronchoalveolar duct junction 
cartilage of respiratory system +  
cell cluster organ +  
chordate pharynx +  
clitoris +  
compound cell cluster organ 
compound organ +  
digestive system element +  
dorsal region element +  
echolocation organ +  
electric organ +  
elephant trunk 
gill +  
gland +  
Hatschek's nephridium 
hemopoietic organ +  
immune organ +  
junk chamber 
lacrimal drainage system +  
ligament +  
mammalian vulva +  
membrane organ +  
membranous labyrinth +  
muscle organ +  
open tracheal system +  
opisthosome 
oral cirrus 
organ part +  
paranasal sinus +  
pharyngotympanic tube +  
photophore 
pit organ 
placenta +  
plume 
radula 
reproductive organ +  
respiration organ +  
Organ that functions in gaseous exchange between an organism and its environment. In plants, microorganisms, and many small animals, air or water makes direct contact with the organism's cells or tissue fluids, and the processes of diffusion supply the organism with dioxygen (O2) and remove carbon dioxide (CO2). In larger animals the efficiency of gaseous exchange is improved by specialized respiratory organs, such as lungs and gills, which are ventilated by breathing mechanisms.
respiratory airway +  
respiratory system basal lamina +  
respiratory system blood vessel +  
respiratory system connective tissue +  
respiratory system epithelium +  
respiratory system gland +  
respiratory system lymphatic vessel +  
respiratory system mucosa +  
respiratory system muscle +  
respiratory system reticular lamina +  
respiratory system skeletal muscle +  
respiratory system smooth muscle +  
ring of oral cilia +  
scolex 
sense organ +  
serous sac +  
simple organ 
skeletal element +  
skin of body +  
spermaceti organ 
spermathecum 
spiracle (sensu Vertebrata) 
sympathetic trunk +  
synovial bursa +  
toxactinium 
tracheobronchial tree +  
trophosome 
trunk region element +  
tube foot ampulla 
tubeworm tube 
urethra +  
vasculature of organ +  
velum feeding organ 
vestibular organ +  
vocal organ +  
 lung +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: apparatus respiratorius organ ;   breathing organ ;   organ of apparatus respiratorius ;   organ of respiratory system ;   respiratory organ ;   respiratory system organ
Related Synonyms: gas exchange organ
Xrefs: EMAPA:17607 ;   SCTID:272626006 ;   SPD:0000428 ;   TGMA:0001247
Definition Sources: GO:0007585

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