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5 Matching questions

  1. thoracentesis
  2. spirometry
  3. bronchorrhea
  4. asphyxiation
  5. pneumothorax
  1. a Excessive discharge of mucus from the bronchi
  2. b Testing method that utilizes a spirometer to record the volume of air inhaled or exhaled and the length of tiem each breath takes.
  3. c Puncture of the chest wall with a needle to obtain fluid from the pleual cavity for diagnostic purposes, to drain pleural effusions or to reexpand a collapsed lung.
  4. d An interruption of breathing that results in the loss of consciousness or death.
  5. e Accumulation of air or gas in the pleural spacecausing the lung to collapse.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The condition that occurs when the body cannot get the air it needs to function.
  2. External monitor to measure the oxygen saturation level in the blood.
  3. Creating an opening into the trachea and inserting a tube to facilitate the passage of air or the removal of secretions.
  4. Specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the lungs and associated tissues.
  5. Pain in the pleura.

5 True/False questions

  1. laryngoplegiaVisual examination of the larynx using a laryngoscope.


  2. hemothoraxAccumulation of blood in the pleural cavity.


  3. pertussisContagious bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract that is characterized by a spasm like cough.


  4. cystic fibrosisGenetic disorder in which the lungs are clogged with large amounts of abnormally thick mucus.


  5. asbestosisCondition in which the lung fails to expand because air cannot pass beyond the bronchioles that are blocked by secretions.


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