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Allergy

A sensitivity to a substance that causes the body to react with signs and symptoms

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Apnea

The lack or absence of breathing

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Atelectasis

The collapse of a portion of the lung

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Biot's respirations

Rapid in deep respirations followed by 10 to 30 seconds of apnea

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Bradypnea

Slow breathing respirations and fewer than 12 minutes

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Cheyne- Stokes respirations

Respirations gradually increase in rate and depth and then become shallow and slow; breathing may stop for 10 to 20 seconds

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Cyanosis

Bluish color to the skin, lips, mucous membranes, and nailbeds

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Dyspnea

If a cold, labored, or painful breathing

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Hemopytsis

Bloody (hemo$ sputum (ptysis means to spit)

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Hyperventilation

Breathing is rapid in deeper than normal

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Hypoventilation

Breathing is slow, shallow, and sometimes irregular

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Hypoxemia

A reduced amount of oxygen in the blood

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Hypoxia

Cells do not have enough oxygen

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Kussmaul respirations

Very deep and rapid respirations

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Orthopnea

Breathing deeply and comfortably only one sitting

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Orthopneic position

Sitting up and leaning over a table to breathe

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Oxygen concentration

The amount of hemoglobin containing oxygen

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Pollutant

Hey harmful chemical or substance in the air or water

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Respiratory arrest

When breathing stops

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Respiratory depression

Slow, week respirations at a rate of fewer than 12 per minute

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Sputum

Mucus from the respiratory system that is expectorated through the mouth

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Tachypnea

Rapid breathing respirations are more than 20 per minute