Lungs

Description

lungs

Two cone shaped spongy organs of respiration.

Function

The primary purpose is to bring air and blood into intimate contact so that oxygen can be added to the blood and carbon dioxide can be removed. This is achieved by two pumping systems, one moving gas and the other liquid. During a 24-hour period, the average human will breathe 23,040 times. Humans breathe 20 times per minute, more than 10 million times per year and about 700 million times in a lifetime.

Color

Dark red.

Shape

Like two long melons cut in half. The surface area of the lungs is approximately the same size as a tennis court.

Direction

Above the waist.

Location

In the chest.

Delimitation

Bordered by abdomen, rib cage, back and heart in front.

Meditation on Lungs