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A contagious repiratory infection characterized by onset of fever, chills, headache, and muscle pain.
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.
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.
When person has difficulty breathing in any position except in a sitting or standing position.
Acute inflammation of the nasal passages accompanied by profuse nasal discharge; also called a cold.
Hormanal agents that reduce tissue edema and inflammation associated with chronic lung disease.
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.
Refers to use of scientific methods and medical skill to establish the cause and nature of a person's illness.
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