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Language of Medicine -Ch 12-Answers to Terminology
Removal of adenoids.
Excessive development (enlargement) of adenoids.
Pertaining to an alveolus.
Involuntary contraction of muscles in the walls of bronchial tubes.
Dilation of bronchial tubes.
A substance (chemical or drug) that widens bronchial tubes to make breathing easier.
Pertaining to a bronchial tube and pleura or pleural cavity.
Inflammation of bronchioles.
Excessive carbon dioxide in the blood.
Abnormal condition of dust in the lungs.
Condition of bluish coloration of skin caused by decreased oxygen in the blood.
Inflammation of the epiglottis.
Pertaining to the larynx.
Contraction of the muscles of the larynx.
Inflammation of the voice box.
Removal of a lobe (of the lung).
Visual examination of the mediastinum.
Pertaining to spaces in the skull that are near, alongside, the nose and nasal cavities.
Tube placed from the nose into the stomach.
Breathing discomfort in any position but erect, sitting, or standing straight.
Deficiency of oxygen (anoxia) due to decreased oxygen in blood.
Expulsion of material (mucus or phlegm).
Pertaining to the throat.
Difficult (abnormal) voice; hoarseness or any voice impairment.
Nerve carrying messages from the brain to the diaphragm.
Pain associated with inflammation of irritation of pleura (or pain from intercostal muscles).
Fluid collects in the pleural cavity (space).
Air within the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs.
Removal of a lung.
Pertaining to lungs.
Surgical repair of the nose.
Discharge from the nose.
Inflammation of sinuses.
Instrument to measure breathing (the air taken into and exhaled from the lungs).
The expulsion of air from the lungs.
Breathing (inspiration and expiration).
Incomplete expansion of a lung (collapsed lung).
Incision of the chest.
Pertaining to the chest.
Removal of tonsils.
Incision of the trachea.
Pertaining to narrowing of the trachea.
Pus in the pleural cavity.
Absence of the sense of smell.
Stoppage of breathing.
Increase in depth of breathing.
Increase in rate of breathing; shallow respirations.
Spitting up blood.
Decrease in the amount of oxygen and increase in amount of carbon dioxide in the blood leading to absence of pulse.
Blood in the pleural cavity; seen in pneumonia, tuberculosis, or carcinoma.
Pus in the pleural cavity (empyema of the chest).
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