2.4 Pneumology

Section 1: Introduction to Pneumology

  • What is Pneumology?

Pneumology is a medical specialisation which covers the conditions affecting the upper and lower respiratory system.

Upper repiratory tract: Nasal cavity; Pharynx; Larynx. Lower tract: Trachea; Primary bronchi; Lungs

Figure 1: represents the lower and upper respiratory tract parts.
Source: AGOVIRAX; viral respiratory infections.

  • What are the main functions of the respiratory system?