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branched airways that lead from the trachea to the microscopic air sacs called alveoli
muscular partition that separated the thoracic cavity form the abdominal cavity and that moves upward and downward to aid in respiration
thin sheets of tissue that line respiratory passages and secrete mucus, a viscid fluid
panting; obstructive pulmonary disease caused by a spasm of the bronchial tubes or by swelling of the mucous membrane; characterized by paroxysmal attacks of wheezing, dyspnea, and cough
obstructive pulmonary disease characterized by overexpansion of the alveoli with air and destructive changes in their walls, resulting in loss of lung elasticity and gas exchange
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
permanent, destructive pulmonary disorder that is a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema
upper respiratory infection
infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract involving the nasal passages, pharynx, and bronchi
examination inside a body cavity with a flexible endoscope for diagnostic or treatment purposes
use of a flexible endoscope to examine the nasal passages and the pharynx to diagnose structural abnormalities, such as obstructions, growths and cancers
techniques used during physical examination to objectively evaluate the respiratory system
a physical examination method of tapping the body to elicit vibrations and sounds to estimate the size, border, or fluid content of a cavity such as the chest
x-ray imaging of the blood vessels of the lungs after the injection of contrast material
method of artificial respiration and chest compressions to move oxygenated blood to vital body organs when breathing and the heart have stopped
passage of a tube into the trachea via the nose or mouth to open the airway for delivering gas mixtures to the lungs
a drug the dissolves, or prevents the formation of thrombi or emboli in the blood vessels
a drug that neutralizes or inhibits the effects of histamine, a compound in the body that is released by injured cells during allergic reactions, inflammations
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