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Flashcards in Chapter 7 & 8 Terms of the Week Deck (12):
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antitussive

medication to relieve coughing

2

aphagia

not eating/inability to eat/swallow

3

cholecystectomy

surgical removal/excision of the gallbladder

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dyspepsia

upset stomach or indigestion

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dyspnea

difficult or painful breathing

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emesis

vomiting

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enteritis

inflammation of the small intestine

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epistaxis

nosebleed

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laparoscopy

visual examination of the abdominal and pelvic contents through an endoscope

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pneumonia

inflammatory condition of the lung that can be caused by bacterial and viral infections, diseases and chemicals

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pneumothorax

collection of air or gas in the pleural cavity, may result in collapse of the lung

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thoracentesis

surgical puncture of the chest wall for removal of fluids, air or pus