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Tiny air sac terminal element of the respiratory tract

Alveolus

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One of two subdivisions of the trachea

Bronchus

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Tube inserted into a cavity or blood vessel as a channel for fluid of gases

Cannula

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Hairlike motile projection from the surface of a cell

Cilium

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Organ of voice production

Larynx

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Sense of smell

Olfaction / olfactory

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Air tube from the back of the nose to the larynx

Pharynx

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Pertaining to the lungs and their blood supply

Pulmonary

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Study of the lungs, of the medical specialty of disorders of the respiratory tract

Pulmonary

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Medical specialist in pulmonary disorders

Pulmonologist

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Crackle heard through a stethoscope when air bubbles through liquid in the lungs

Rale

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Fundamental process of life used to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide

Respiration

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Another name for ventilator

Respirator

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An instrument used to measure respiratory volumes

Spirometer

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Use of a spirometer

Spirometry

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Matter coughed up and spat out by individuals with respiratory disorders

Sputum

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The trunk between the abdomen and neck

Thorax

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Pertaining to the thorax

Thoracic

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Air tube from the larynx to the bronchi

Trachea

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Movement of gases into and out of the lungs

Ventilation

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Device that breathes for the patient

Ventilator

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Agent or device used to burn or scar a tissue

Cautery

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Shell shaped bone on the lateral wall of the nasal cavity

Concha

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Viral inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose

Coryza / rhinitis

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Agent that reduces the swelling and fluid in the nose and sinuses

Decongestant

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Nosebleed

Epistaxis

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Passage or channel

Meatus

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Mixture of pus and mucus

Mucopurulent

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Nostril

Naris

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Pertaining to the nose

Nasal