Video: Identifying the Organ System to Which the Organ on the Diagram Belongs

What organ system are the organs in the picture key components of?

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What organ system are the organs in the picture key components of?

The question is telling us that this diagram is of organs. And it’s asking us which organ system these organs belong to. So our first step is to identify the organs in the picture. The organs pictured are the lungs. The human body has about 11 organ systems, and we need to figure out which of these 11 your lungs belong to. Well, we know that our lungs allow us to breathe in oxygen and to breathe out carbon dioxide. This process is commonly known as breathing or, more technically, as respiration. And here’s our most important clue. Since our lungs play a key role in respiration, we can conclude that they’re key components of the respiratory organ system.

So, returning to our question, “What organ system are the organs in the picture key components of?”, the lungs in the picture are key components of the respiratory system.

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