Flashcards in Chapter 17 Glossary- Respiratory Emergencies Deck (7)
constriction, or blockage, of the bronchi that lead from the trachea to the lungs.
continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
a form of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) consisting of a mask and a means of blowing oxygen or air into the mask to prevent airway collapse or to help alleviate dificulty breathing.
another term for expiration.
a passive process in which the intercostal (rib) muscles and the diaphragm relax, causing the chest cavity to decrease in size and force air into the lungs.
another term for inspiration.
an active process in which the interview (rib) muscles and the diaphragm contract, expanding the size of the chest cavity and causing air to flow into the lungs.