Nursing Care of Pts with Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders
Something that assists something else, such as a second form of tx added to treat a disease.
Diminished ability of the immune system to react to an antigen.
An agent that prevents or relieves cough.
Collapsed or airless condition of the lung or portion of lung, caused by obstruction or hypoventilation.
Deviating from normal.
An irregularly shaped of the skin, such as a blister. May also occur in lung tissue.
Chronic dilation of a bronchus or bronchi, usually associated with secondary infection and excessive sputum production.
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial airways; may be viral or bacterial.
A drug that expands the bronchial tubes by relaxing bronchial smooth muscle.
Spasm of the bronchial smooth muscle resulting in narrowing of the airways; associated with asthma and bronchitis.
A large blister or skin lesion filled with fluid. May also occur in lung tissue.
The ability to alter size or shape in response to an outside force; the ability of the lungs to distend.
The hormones secreted from sites other than the gland where they would normally be found.
Foreign substance or blood clot that travels through the circulatory system until it obstructs a vessel.
Distention of interstitial tissue by gas or air; chronic pulmonary disease marked by a terminal bronchiole and alveolar destruction and air trapping.
Pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural space.
Aggravation of symptoms.
Agent that promotes removal of pulmonary secretions.
Accumulated fluid in a cavity; oozing of pus or serum; often the result of inflammation.
Coughing up of blood from the respiratory tract.
Blood in the pleural space; may be associated with trauma, tuberculosis, or pneumonia.
Which pneumonia occurs from congestion in the lungs associated with lack of activity.
Having an immune system that is not capable of reacting to a pathogen or tissue damage.
Area of hardened tissue.
Surgical removal of a lobe of any organ or gland.
Agent that liquefies sputum.
Chest movement on respiration that is opposite to that expected.
Creation of adhesions between the parietal and visceral pleura to treat recurrent pneumothorax.
Surgical removal of all or part of a lung.
Air in the pleural space.
Excessive red cells in the blood.
Prolonged period of unrelieved asthma symptoms.
Abnormally rapid respiratory rate.
Surgical incision into the chest wall.