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A chronic alleric disorder characterized by spisodes of severe breathing difficulty, coughing and wheezing.
Condition in which the lung fails to expand because air cannot pass beyond the bronchioles that are blocked by secretions.
Chronic enlargement of bronchi or bronchioles resulting from an earlier lung infection that was not cured.
Pattern of alternating periods of rapid breathing, slow breathin, and the absence of breathing.
Acute respiratory syndrome in children and infants characterized by obstruction of the larynx, hoarseness, and a barking cough.
Genetic disorder in which the lungs are clogged with large amounts of abnormally thick mucus.
Acuste infectious disease of the trroat and upper respiratory tract caused by the presence of diphtheria bacteria.
Progressive loss of lung function due to a decrease in 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 treachea to establish or maintain an open airway.
Spitting of blood or bloodstained sputum derived from the lungs or bronchial tubes as the result of a pulmonary or bronchial hemorrhage.
Specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, and throat.
Contagious bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract that is characterized by a spasm like cough.
An abnormal condition caused by dust in the lungs that usually develops after years of environmental or occupationa contact.
Specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the lungs and associated tissues.
Testing method that utilizes a spirometer to record the volume of air inhaled or exhaled and the length of tiem each breath takes.
Puncture of the chest wall with a needle to obtain fluid from the pleual cavity for diagnostic purposes, to drain pleural effusions or to reexpand a collapsed lung.
Creating an opening into the trachea and inserting a tube to facilitate the passage of air or the removal of secretions.
Usually an emergency procedure in which an incision is made into the trachea to gain acdess to the airway below a blockage.
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