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palpation

examining by using hands or fingers on external surfaces

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auscultation

process of listening for sounds within the body

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percussion

use fingertips to tap the body lightly but sharply

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alveoli

air cells of the lungs

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bronchi

two main branches leading from the trachea to the lungs

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bronchiole

smaller subdivision of the bronchial tubes

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diaphragm

separates the abdomen from the thoracic cavity

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epiglottis

thin leaf-shaped structure, covers entrance of larynx

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glottis

sound producing apparatus

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larynx

enlarged upper end of the trachea (voice box)

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laryngopharynx

lower portion of pharynx just above vocal cords

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mediastinum

mass of organs and tissues separating the lungs

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nares

external nostrils

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nasopharynx

part of pharynx above the soft palate

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oropharynx

central portion of pharynx between soft palate and upper portion

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para nasal sinuses

hollow area or cavities within skull that communicate with nasal cavity

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pharynx

passage way for air from nasal cavity to larynx

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pleura

double-folded membrane that lines the thoracic cavity

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pleural space

space that separates visceral and parietal pleurae

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septum

a wall deviding two cavaties

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thorax

the chest

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trachea

cylinder-shaped tube lined with rings of cartilage

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alveol/o

alveolus

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bronch/o

bronchus

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bronchiol/o

bronchus

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epiglott/o

epiglottis

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laryng/o

larynx

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nas/o

nose

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orth/o

straight

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pect/o

chest