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extraneous popping sound heard on auscultation of the lung when air enters diseased airways and alveoli
high-pitched, musical sounds heard on auscultation of the lung as air flows through a narrowed airway; occurs in asthma and emphysema
fluid filling of the spaces around the alveoli, eventually flooding into the alveoli
obstructive pulmonary disease resulting in alveoli lossing lung eleaticity and gase exchange
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
permanent destructive pulmonary disorder that is a combo of chronic bronchitis and emphysema
inherited condition of exocrine gland malfunction causing secretion of abnormally thick, viscous mucus that obstructs passageways within the body, commonly affecting lungs and GI tract.
arterial blood gases
analysis of arterial blood to determine the adequacy of lung function in the exchange of gases
physical examination method of tapping over the body to elicit vibration and sounds to estimate the size, border, or fluid content of a cavity such as the chest
cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
method of artifical respiration and closed-chest massage used to restore breathing and cardiac output after cardiac arrest
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
device that pumps a constant pressurized flow of air through the nasal passages
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