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Something that assists something else, such as a second form of tx added to treat a disease.
Collapsed or airless condition of the lung or portion of lung, caused by obstruction or hypoventilation.
Chronic dilation of a bronchus or bronchi, usually associated with secondary infection and excessive sputum production.
Spasm of the bronchial smooth muscle resulting in narrowing of the airways; associated with asthma and bronchitis.
The ability to alter size or shape in response to an outside force; the ability of the lungs to distend.
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.
Having an immune system that is not capable of reacting to a pathogen or tissue damage.
Creation of adhesions between the parietal and visceral pleura to treat recurrent pneumothorax.
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