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the absence or almost complete absence of oxygen from inspired gases, arterial blood, or tissues
a form of pneumoconiosis caused by coal dust in the lungs; also called black lung disease
a form of pneumoconiosis caused by the asbestos particles found in the lungs of workers from the ship building and construction trades
any interruption of breathing that results in the loss of consciousness or death; also known as suffocation
a chronic allergic disorder characterized by episodes of severe breathing difficulty, coughing, and wheezing
a condition in which the lung fails to expand because air cannot pass beyond the bronchioles; also known as a collapsed lung
chronic dilation of bronchi or bronchioles resulting from an earlier lung infection that was not cured
an acute respiratory syndrome in children and infants characterized by the obstruction of the larynx, hoarseness, and a barking cough.
Cheyne -Stokes respiration
pattern of alternating periods of hyperpnea (rapid breathing), hypopnea (slow breathing) and apnea (absence of breathing)
a genetic disorder in which the lungs are clogged with large quantities of abnormally thick mucus and the digestive system is impaired by thick mucus and the digestive system is impaired by thick gluelike mucus that interferes with digestive juices.
an acute infectious disease of the throat and upper respiratory tract caused by the presence of diphtheria bacteria.
the progressive loss of lung function due to a decrease on the total number of alveoli, the enlargement of the remaining alveoli, and then the progressive destruction of their walls.
the passage of a tube through the nose or mouth into the trachea to establish an airway.
spitting of blood or blood-stained sputum derived from the lungs of bronchial tubes as the result of pulmonary or bronchial hemorrhage.
Abnormally rapid deep breathing, resulting in decreased levels of carbon dioxide at the cellular level
An acute, highly contagious viral respiratory infection, that is spread by respiratory droplets and occurs most commonly during the colder months
an abnormal condition caused by dust in the lungs that usually develops after years of environmental or occupational contact.
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
a form of pneumonia caused by an infection with the parasite P carinii.
a testing method to record the volume of air inhaled or exhaled and the length of time each breath takes
creating an opening into the trachea and inserting a tube to facilitate the passage of air or the removal of secretions
an emergency procedure in which an incision is made into the trachea to gain access to the airway below a blockage
an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis that usually attacks the lungs
also called interpleural space, located between the lungs this space contains the thoracic viscera.
Specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the ears, and throat.
Specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, and throat.
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