Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

can you explain why the right lung is larger than the left lung.?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The left lung is smaller to allow enough room for the heart.

  • 1 decade ago

    The left lung has two lobes. The left lung is smaller because the heart is located on the left side in the thorax cavity. The left lung also tend to be longer when you compare to the right lung. The right lung is shorter because the liver is on the right side of the body and occupies a lot of right upper quadrant space in the abdomen. The right lung has 3 lobes.

  • 1 decade ago

    How the lungs work The lungs are a pair of cone-shaped, soft, spongy, pinkish organs. They are situated in the chest, behind your ribcage, with the heart between the right lung and the left lung.Air enters the body through the nose or mouth, travels down the throat and trachea (windpipe) into the chest through a pair of air tubes called the left bronchus and the right bronchus, leading respectively to the left and right lungs.

    The right lung is slightly bigger than the left lung. The right lung has 3 lobes and the left lung 2 lobes. The lobes are further divided in lobules. Each lobules are served by smaller branches of the bronchi.

    Source(s): School,I take part in an anatomy competition,so..
  • 1 decade ago

    The right lung has three lobes and the left lung two.

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  • 1 decade ago

    This is explained by the fact that the heart apex is oriented to the left, so it lays over the left lung along with the percardiac sac.

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