swelling caused by execss fluid in body tissues
the absence of spontaneous respiration
the visual examination of the bronchi using a bronchoscope
difficult or labored breathing; also know as shortness of breath
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
blue discoloration of the skin caused by a lack of adequate oxygen
registered respiratory therapist
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
turn, cough, deep breath
physician who specializes in the care of diseases of the lungs
surgical creation of an artificial opening in the trachea
surgical removal of a lobe of the lung
an instrument used to measure the air taken in and out of the lungs
spitting up blood from the lungs or bronchi
upper respiratory infection
arterial blood gases, taking a blood sample from the artery to check the oxygen and carbon dioxide content
puncture of the chest wall to obtain fluid for diagnostic purposes
crackling sounds felt and heard when a patient takes a deep breath
bleeding from the nose
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