Lower respiratory tract

Lower respiratory tract

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The Lower respiratory tract refers to the portions of the respiratory system from the trachea to the lungs.

Lower respiratory tract infection can be the cause of serious illnesses.

External links

* http://training.seer.cancer.gov/module_anatomy/unit9_4_resp_passages.html
* http://faculty.ircc.edu/faculty/tfischer/images/lower%20resp.%20tract.jpg

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