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A contagious repiratory infection characterized by onset of fever, chills, headache, and muscle pain.
a prodecure the removes a portion of the lung.
A narrowing or stricture of the voice box.
A surgical puncture to remove fluid from the lung.
A total absence of sxygen in body tissues.
A type of pneumonia seen in patients with AIDS.
Continuous high-pitched whistling sounds, usually during expiration.
A disease characterized by bronchial dilation, usually leads to secondary infection.
The structure that closes off the larynx, during the swallowing process.
Exchange of O2 and CO2 in body cells.
High levels of CO2 in the bloodstream.
High-pitched musical sound made on inspiration, caused by obstruction.
Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchial tubes.
The space in the chest between the lungs.
Abnormal breath sounds heard during inhalation or exhalation.
Drugs that are used to dilate the walls of the bronchi and treat asthma.
A device worn by a person with sleep apnea.
Infectious disease that produces small lesions or tubercles in the lungs.
An abbreviation that refers to an unexpected and unexplained death of a healthy infant; also called crib death.
A condition bharacterized by attacks of difficult breathing and wheezing caused by spasms of the bronchial tubes.
The medical condition where a collection of air in the pleutal cavity causes the lung to collapse.
Medical term for a nosebleed.
The natural process of drawing air into the lungs.
A occupational disease caused by inhalation of black dust.
The pathological condition that causes an abnormal presence of fluid in the pleural cavity.
The term for the chronic disease characterized by overexpansion and destruction of the alveoli, often associated with cigarette smoking.
Refers to a loss of feeling or sensation.
A test that measures breathing capacity of the lungs.
When person has difficulty breathing in any position except in a sitting or standing position.
A genetic disorder.
Agents that dilate the wall of the bronchi to increase air flow.
Acute inflammation of the nasal passages accompanied by profuse nasal discharge; also called a cold.
Acute infectious disease characterized by a "whoop" sounding cough.
Hormanal agents that reduce tissue edema and inflammation associated with chronic lung disease.
hemorrahage from the nose; also called a nosebleed.
Excision of the entire lung.
Direct visualization of the bronchi using an endoscope.
Refers to presence of pus in the chest.
Temporary cessation of breathing.
Is paralysis of pharyngeal muscles.
A hollow tube that can be inserted into a vessel or cavity of the body to withdraw or instill fluids.
an acute respiratory syndrome of childhood characterized by laryngeal obstruction and spasm, barking cough, and stridor.
A cartilaginous tumor.
Refers to swallowing air.
Refers to use of scientific methods and medical skill to establish the cause and nature of a person's illness.
Loss or impairment of sense of smell.
Refers to a group of respiratory disorders characterized by chronic bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema.