is the loss of consciousness that occurs when the body cannot get the air it needs to function.
is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by episodes of severe breathing difficulty, coughing, and wheezing.
is a condition in which the lung fails to expand partially or completely 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
is an irregular pattern of breathing characterized by alternating rapid or shallow respiration followed by slower respiration or apnea.
Acute respiratory syndrome in children and infants characterized by obstruction of the larynx, hoarseness, and a barking cough.
is a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes caused by a lack of adequate oxygen in the blood.
is a life-threatening genetic disorder in which the lungs and pancreas are clogged with large quantities of abnormally thick mucus.
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.
is the condition of having below normal oxygen levels in the body's tissues and organs. This condition is less severe than anoxia.
is the visual examination of the larynx and vocal chords with the use of a laryngoscope.
is an electric device that pumps air or oxygen through a liquid medicine to turn it into a vapor.
is a physician with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the head and neck.
is pain in the pleura that occurs when the inflamed membranes rub against each other with each inhalation.
is any fibrosis of the lung tissues caused by dust in the lungs and usually develops after years of environmental or occupational contact.
is a serious inflammation of the lungs in which the alveoli and air passages fill with pus and other liquid.
also known as a sleep study, is a diagnostic test that measures physiological activity during sleep.
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.
is a recording device that measures the amount of air inhaled or exhaled, and the length of time required for each breath.
Puncture of the chest wall with a needle to obtain fluid from the pleural cavity for diagnostic purposes, to drain pleural effusions, or to reexpand a collapsed lung.
is a surgical incision into the chest walls to open the pleural cavity for biopsy or treatment.
is the surgical creation of an opening into the trachea in order to insert a temporary or permanent tube to facilitate breathing.
is an emergency procedure in which an incision is made into the trachea to gain access to the airway.