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the form of pneumoconios caused by coal dust in the lungs; also known as black lung disease
a chronic allergic disorder characterized by episodes of severe breathing difficulty, coughing, and wheezing
a condition in which the lung fails to expand completely due to shallow breathing or because the air passages are blocked
a contraction of the smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles that tighten and squeeze the airway shut
a pattern of alternating periods of hypopnea or apnea, followed by hyperpnea
an acute respiratory syndrome in children and infants characterized by obstruction of the larynx, hoarseness, and a barking cough
a genetic disorder in which the lungs and pancreas are clogged with large quantities of abnormally thick mucus
any change in vocal quality, including hoarseness, weakness, or the cracking of a boy's voice during puberty
the passage of a tube through the nose or mouth into the trachea to establish or maintain an open airway
bleeding from the nose that is usually caused by an injury, excessive use of blood thinners, or bleeding disorders; also known as a nosebleed
the condition of having below-normal oxygen levels in the body tissues and cells; less severe than anoxia
the cavity located between the lungs that contains the heart, aorta, esophagus, trachea, bronchial tubes, and thymus gland
pumps air or oxygen through a liquid medicine to turn it into a vapor, which is then inhaled by the patient via a face mask or mouthpiece
a physician with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck; also known as an ENT
an abnormal condition caused by dust in the lungs that usually develops after years of environmental or occupational contact
the diagnostic measurement of physiological activity during sleep; also known as a sleep apnea study
a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the lungs and associated tissues
an external monitor placed on the patient's finger or earlobe to measure the oxygen saturation level in the blood
the surgical puncture of the chest wall with a needle to obtain fluid from the pleural cavity
the surgical creation of an opening into the chest cavity to establish drainage of empyema
the surgical creation of an opening into the trachea and insertion of a tube to facilitate the passage of air or the removal of secretions
an emergency procedure in which an incision is made into the trachea to gain access to the airway below a blockage
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