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the loss of consciousness that occurs when the body cant get the oxygen it needs to function
a contraction of the smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles that tighten and squeeze the airway shut
an irregular pattern of breathing characterized by alternating rapid or shallow respiration followed by slow respiration or apnea
an acute respiratory infection in children and infants characterized by obstruction of the larynx, hoarseness, and swelling around the vocal cords
a life threatening genetic disorder in which the lungs and pancreas are clogged with mucous
a contagious bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract that is characterized by recurrent bouts of a paroxysmal cough
any fibrosis of the lung tissues caused by dust in the lungs after prolonged environmental or occupational contact
a serious infection or inflammation of the lungs in which the alveoli and air passages fill with pus and other liquid
the accumulation of air in the pleural space resulting in a pressure inbalance that causes the lung to rully or partially collapse
a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the lungs and associated tissues
a potentionally serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops during sleep for long enough periods to cause a measurable decrease in blood oxygen levels
a recording device that measures the amount of air inhaled or exhaled and the length of time required for each breath
the surgical puncture of the chest wall with a needle to obtain fluid from the pleural cavity.
a surgical incision into the chest walls to open the pleural cavity for biopsy or treatment
the surgical creation of a stoma into the trachea in order to insert a tube to facilitate breathing
an emergency procedure in which an incision is made into the trachea to gain access to the airway below a blockage
an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis that usually attacks the lungs
The passage of a tube through the mouth into the trachea to establish or maintain an open airway.
The condition of having deficient oxygen levels in the body tissues and organs; less severe than anoxia.
An electronic device that pumps air or oxygen through a liquid medicine to turn it into a mist that is inhaled via a face mask or mouth piece.
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