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Details for anatomical structure: trachea

EndoNet ID: ENC00315

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trachea, , Trachea

General information

The air tube extending from the larynx into the thorax, where it bifurcates into the right and left main bronchi; it is composed of from 16 to 20 rings of hyaline cartilage connected by a membrane containing smooth muscular fibers

Links to other resources

Cytomer cy0040018

Larger structures

  • parts_of_human_body


  • smooth_muscle_cell
  • endothelial_cell
  • epithelial_cell_with_microvilli
  • cell:plasma_cell
  • lymphocyte
  • chondroblast
  • mast_cell
  • mesenchyme_cell
  • macrophage
  • fibroblast

Secreted hormones

  • Hormone: MCP-4

  • Hormone: follicular dendritic cell secreted peptide

  • Hormone: uteroglobin-related protein 1

  • Hormone: BD-1

  • Hormone: TIP39

  • Hormone: cytokine-induced neutrophil chemoattractant 1


  • Receptor: GPR7

  • Receptor: NMU-R2