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alveolus

air sacs at end of bronchioles

anoxia

absence of O2

apnea

absence of breathing

asphyxia

deprivation of O2 for tissues uses suffication

aspirate

withdraw/suction fluid and draw foreign material into respiratory tract

asthma

respiratory disease of coughing wheezing and shortness of breath

atelectasis

incomplete expansion

bronchoscopy

visual examination of bronchi

Cor pulmonale

cardiac disease associated with lung disorders

croup

condition from acute obstruction of larynx characterized by barking cough hoarseness

diaphragm

muscle that aides in breathing

dyspnea

difficulty breathing

epistaxis

nosebleed

eupnea

normal breathing

hemothorax

blood in the chest (pleural cavity()

hypoventilation

ventilation of the lungs doesnt fulfill body's gas exchange needs

hypoxia

condition of deficient O2

laryngoscope

instrument used for visual exam of the larynx

lobectomy

excision of a lobe of the lung

mediastinum

membranous partition between two body cavity organs between lungs

mucopurulent

containing both mucous and pus

nebulizer

device that creates a mist used to deliver meds for respiratory treatment

nosocomial infection

infection acquired during hospitilization

orthopnea

able to breathe easier in a straight position

paroxysm

periodic sudden attack

patent

open / allowing the passage of air

pertussis

highly contagious bacterial infection of respiratory.

pharyngitis

inflammation of pharynx

pleura

double folded serous membrane

pleaural effusion

fluid in pleural space caused by a disease or trauma

pleurocentesis

insertion of a hollow needle into pleural cavity of the chest to drain pleural fluid

pneumoconiosis

abnormal conditino of dust in the lungs

pneumothorax

air in chest causing collapse of the lung

polysomnography

process of recording many tests while sleeping

pulmonary edema

abnormal buildup of fluid in the air sacs of the lungs shortness of breath

pulmonary embolism

blockage of the main artery in lungsby fat, air, blood,

thoracic

pertaining to chest

thoracocentesis

narrowing of the trachea

tracheortomy

surgery in wind pipe to relieve obstruction of breathing

rhinitis

inflammation of the nose

sputum

mucous secretion from the lungs, bronchi,and trachea through mouth

ventilator

mechanical device used to assis twith or substitute for breathing

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