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Inflammation of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi. Abbr. LTB the acute form is called croup
abnormal condition of dust in the lungs. caused by excessive inhalation of mineral dust. when a disease is caused by a specific dust it named for the dust ex. silicosis(silica)
diseased state of the lung. the infection and inflammation are caused by bacteria such as strep, staphyl, pneumococcus, and haemophilis; viruses and fungi
air in the chest (pleural space), which causes collapse of the lung often a result of an open chest wound
acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
respiratory failure as a result of disease or injury. symptoms- dyspnea, tachypnea, and cyanosis
respiratory disease characterized by paroxysms of coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath, which caused by construction of airways that is reversible between attacks
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
a progressive lung disease that restricts air flow, which makes breathing difficult. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the two main components of COPD but it may also be cause by chronic asthmatic bronchitis. Most COPD is a result of cigarette smoking.
coccidioidomycosis or valley fever or cocci
fungal disease affecting the lungs and sometimes other organs
condition resulting from acute obstruction of the larynx, characterized by a barking cough, hoarseness and stridor. It may be caused by viral or bacterial infection, allergy, or foreign body. Occurs mainly in children.
hereditary disorder f the exocrine glands characterized by excess mucous production in the respiratory tract, pancreatic deficiency, and other symptoms.
one part of the nasal cavity is smaller because of malformation or injury of the nasal septum
stretching of the lung tisshe cause by the alveoli becoming distended and losing elasticity
obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
repetitive pharyngeal collapse during sleep which leads to absence of breathing and can produce daytime drowsiness and elevated blood pressure
pertussis or whooping cough
highly contagious bacterial infection of the respiratory tracht characterized by an acute crowing inspiration or whoop
pulmonary embolism (PE)
matter foreign to the circulation, carried to the pulmonary artery and its branches, where it blocks circulation to the lungs that can be fatal if of sufficient size or number. Blood clots broken loose from deep veins of the lower extremities are the most common source of the emboli
an infectious disease, cause by an acid fast bacillus most commonly spread by an inhalation of small particles and usually affecting the lungs
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