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Medical Terminology Exam 1 - Respiration

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alveolus
air sac in the lung where gas exchange takes place
bronco-
bronchus, main branch of the trachea
-capnia
carbon dioxide
carina
keel (of a boat)
cilium
hair
conio-
dust
diaphragm
partition across a wall
glottis
opening in the larynx that goes into the trachea
larynx
upper part of the trachea where the vocal cords are located
mediastinum
middle septum
naris
nostril pl. nares
naso-
combining form for nose
-osmia
condition of smell
parietal
relating to wall or cavity
pectoro-
chest
pharynx
tube connecting mouth and nasal passage with esophagus
-phonia
voice
-physemia
bellows
pleura
serous membrane lining the chest cavity
-pnea
breathing
pneumato-, pneumo-
Gr. air or lung
pulmono-
lung
rhino-
nose
septum
wall, partition
-spire
breathe (also Gr. for coil)
stetho-
chest
thorax
part of the trunk containing the heart and lungs
trachea
"rough air carrier", the windpipe