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thin, leaf-shaped structure located immediately posterior to the root of the tongue; covers the entrance of the larynx when swallows
mass of organs and tissues separating the lungs; contains the heart, aorta, trachea, esophagus, and bronchi
central portion of the pharynx lying between the soft palate and upper portion of the epiglottis
lymphatic tissue located in the depression of the mucous membrane of fauces and pharynx
functional units of the lungs which have very thin walls that allow for the exchange of gases between the lungs and the blood
act of spitting out saliva or coughing up materials from the air passageways leading to the lungs
very deep, gasping type of respiration associated with sever diabetic acidosis
respiratory condition in which there is discomfort in breathing in any but erect, sitting, or standing position
harsh sound during respiration; high-pitched and resembling the blowing of wind, due to obstruction of air passages
whisling sound or sighing sound resulting from narrowing of the lumen of a respiratory passageway
childhood disease characterized by a barking cough, hoarseness, tachypnea, inspiratory stridor, and laryngeal spasm
serious infectious disease affecting the nose, pharynx, or larynx, usually resulting in sore throat, dysphonia, and fever
whooping cough;acute upper respiratory infectious disease caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium
paroxysmal dyspnea accompanied by wheezing caused by a spasm of the bronchial tubes or by swelling of their mucous membrane
chronic dilatation of a bronchus or bronchi, with secondary infection that usually involves the lower portion of the lung
chronic pulmonary disease characterized by increase beyond the normal in the size of air spaces distal to the terminal bronchiole, either from dilation of the alveoli or from destruction of their walls
hyaline membrane disease
respiratory distress syndrome RDS of the premature infant; impairment of the function of respiration in the premature newborn
the flu; highly contagious viral infection of the repiratiory tract transmitted by airborne droplet infection
localized collection of pus formed by the destruction of lung tissue and microorganisms by white blood cells that have migrated to the area to fight infection
accumulation of fluid in the pleural space, resulting in compression of the underlying portion of the lung, with resultant dyspnea
swelling of the lungs caused by an adnormal accumulation of fluid in the lungs, either in the alveoli or the interstitial spaces
obstruction of one or more pulmonary arteries by a thrombus that dislodges from another location and is carried through the venous system to the vessels of the lungs
pulmonary heart disease
hypertrophy of the right ventricle of the heart resulting from disorders of the lungs, pulmonary vessels, or chest wall; heart failure resulting from pulmonary disease
sudden infant death syndrome
crib death; completely unexpected and unexplained death of an apparently well, or virtually well, infant
infectious desease caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis tubercle bacillus and characterixed by inflammatory infilrations, formation of tubercles, and caseous necrosis in the tissues of the lungs
coal worker's pneumoconiosis; accumulation of carbon deposits in the lungs due to breating smoke or coal dust
lung disease resulting from inhalation of silica dust, characterized by formation of small nodules
examination of the interior of the bronchi using a lighted, flexible tube known as a bronchoscope
involves the use of a needle to collect pleural fluid for laboratory analysis or to remove excess pleural fluid or air from the pleural space
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