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cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

method of artificial respiration and chest compressions to move oxygenated blood to vital organs when breathing and the heart have stopped

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continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy

use of a device with a mask that pumps a constant pressurized flow of air through the nasal passages; commonly used during sleep to prevent airway closure in sleep apnea

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endotracheal intubation

passage of a tube into the trachea via the nose or mouth to open the airway for delivering gas mixtures to the lungs

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incentive spirometry

a common postoperative breathing therapy using a specially designed spirometer to encourage the patient to inhale and hold an inspiratory volume to exercise the lungs and prevent pulmonary complications

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mechanical ventilation

mechanical breathing using a ventilator

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antibiotic

a drug that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms

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anticoagulant

a drug that prevents or dissolves blot clots

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antihistamine

a drug that neutralizes the effects of histamine

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histamine

a compound in the body that is released by injured cells, causing constriction of bronchial smooth muscle and dilation of blood vessels

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brochodilator

a drug that dilates the muscular walls of the bronchi

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expectorant

a drug that breaks up mucus and promotes coughing

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