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Anthracosis

The form of pneumoconiosis caused by coal dust in the lungs, AKA black lung disease

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Antitussive

To relieve coughing (cough medicine)

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Aphonia

The loss of the ability of the larynx to produce normal speech sounds

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Apnea

The absence of spontaneous respiration

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Asbestosis

The form of pneumoconiosis caused by asbestos particles in the lungs

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Asphyxia

The condition that occurs when the body can't get the air it needs to function

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Asphyxiation

Any interruption of normal breathing resulting in asphyxia; also known as suffocation

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Aspiration pneumonia

Can occur when a foreign substance, such as vomit, is inhaled into the lungs

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Asthma

Chronic allergic disorder characterized by episodes severe breathing difficulties, coughing, and wheezing

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Atelectasis

Condition in which the lungs fail to expand completely due to shallow breathing or because the air passages are blocked

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Bradypnea

Abnormally slow rate of respiration usually of less than 10 breaths per minute

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Anoxia

The absence or nearly complete absence of oxygen from the body's gases, blood or tissues