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Med Term 4

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alveolus
air sacs at end of bronchioles
anoxia
absence of O2
apnea
absence of breathing
asphyxia
deprivation of O2 for tissues uses suffication
aspirate
withdraw/suction fluid and draw foreign material into respiratory tract
asthma
respiratory disease of coughing wheezing and shortness of breath
atelectasis
incomplete expansion
bronchoscopy
visual examination of bronchi
Cor pulmonale
cardiac disease associated with lung disorders
croup
condition from acute obstruction of larynx characterized by barking cough hoarseness
diaphragm
muscle that aides in breathing
dyspnea
difficulty breathing
epistaxis
nosebleed
eupnea
normal breathing
hemothorax
blood in the chest (pleural cavity()
hypoventilation
ventilation of the lungs doesnt fulfill body's gas exchange needs
hypoxia
condition of deficient O2
laryngoscope
instrument used for visual exam of the larynx
lobectomy
excision of a lobe of the lung
mediastinum
membranous partition between two body cavity organs between lungs
mucopurulent
containing both mucous and pus
nebulizer
device that creates a mist used to deliver meds for respiratory treatment
nosocomial infection
infection acquired during hospitilization
orthopnea
able to breathe easier in a straight position
paroxysm
periodic sudden attack
patent
open / allowing the passage of air
pertussis
highly contagious bacterial infection of respiratory.
pharyngitis
inflammation of pharynx
pleura
double folded serous membrane
pleaural effusion
fluid in pleural space caused by a disease or trauma
pleurocentesis
insertion of a hollow needle into pleural cavity of the chest to drain pleural fluid
pneumoconiosis
abnormal conditino of dust in the lungs
pneumothorax
air in chest causing collapse of the lung
polysomnography
process of recording many tests while sleeping
pulmonary edema
abnormal buildup of fluid in the air sacs of the lungs shortness of breath
pulmonary embolism
blockage of the main artery in lungsby fat, air, blood,
thoracic
pertaining to chest
thoracocentesis
narrowing of the trachea
tracheortomy
surgery in wind pipe to relieve obstruction of breathing
rhinitis
inflammation of the nose
sputum
mucous secretion from the lungs, bronchi,and trachea through mouth
ventilator
mechanical device used to assis twith or substitute for breathing