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Respiratory System Terms

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hypoxemia
low level of oxygen in blood
hypercapnia
excessive carbon dioxide
dyspnea
painful breathing
rhinocheiloplasty
surgical repair of nose
paranasal sinuses
paired air-filled cavities in bones of nasal cavity
pharyngomycasis
fungal infection of pharynx
pharyngoxerosis
abnormal condition of dryness in back of throat
bronchodilator
drug to widen bronchi
bronchogenic carcinoma
cancer of lungs
oropharynx
mouth and pharynx
laryngalgia
pain in the larynx
laryngostenosis
abnormal narrowing of the larynx
aphonia
loss of voice
epiglottitis
inflammation of the epiglottis
tracheostenosis
abnormal narrowing of the trachea
bronchoplasty
surgical repair of the bronchi
bronchopneumonia
inflammation of bronchi and lungs
alveol/o
air sacs in the lungs (alveoli)
tonsillotome
instrument to cut the tonsil
adenoid hypertrophy
over development of glands
laryngopathy
disease of the larynx
pneumomalcia
softening of the lung
pneumonia
infection of the lung
thoracodynia
pain in chest
thoracentesis
procedure to remove fluid/air from chest
hemothorax
blood in pleural cavity
pneumothorax
air or gas in chest
lobectomy
surgical removal of the lobe
atelectasis
collapse of lung tissue
diaphragmatic
pertaining to diaphragm
phrenic nerve
nerve in neck that goes to diaphragm
spirometer
instrument to measure air in lungs
pneumatic
pertaining to air
laryngoplegia
paralysis of larynx
bradypnea
slow breathing