thoraco, pectoro, stetho
inability to breathe
ability to breath only in an upright position
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
high-pitched crowing sound produced by obstruction in the uppoer airway
coughing up and spitting out of material from the lungs
material expelled from the lungs by coughing
coughing up and spitting out blood originating in the lungs
fluid filling of the spaces around the alveoli, eventually flooding into the alveoli
collapse of lung tissue
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.
accumulation of fluid within the pleural cavity
lung inflammation caused by infection, or resulting from aspiration of chemicals
air in the pleural cavity caused by a puncture of the lung or chest wall
occlusion in the pulmonary circulation, most often caused by a blood clot
periods of breathing cessation that occur during sleep, often causing snoring
arterial blood gases
analysis of arterial blood to determine the adequacy of lung function in the exchange of gases
physical examination method of listening to sounds within the body using a stethoscope
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
creation of an opening in the trachea, most often to insert a tube
incision into the trachea
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
drug that dilates the muscular walls of the bronchi
drug that breaks up mucus and promotes coughing.
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