Flashcards in Chapter 7, Respiratory system, pages 224 & 225 Deck (17):
Arterial blood gases
Laboratory test that measures the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in arterial blood.
Listening to internal sounds with a stethoscope.
Bronchial alveolar lavage
Retrieval of fluid for examination through a bronchoscope.
Retrieval of material for biopsy by insertion of a brush through a bronchoscope.
Radiological picture of the trachea and bronchi.
Device used to examine airways.
Tube used to view a body cavity.
Visual examination of the mouth and larynx using an endoscope.
Visual examination of the mediastinum and all the organs within it using an endoscope.
Examination of the nasal passages and the pharynx using an endoscope.
Peak flow meter
Device for measuring breathing capacity.
Tapping on the surface of the body to see if lungs are clear.
Pulmonary function tests
Tests that measure the mechanics of breathing.
Testing machine that measures the lungs' volume and capacity.
Sputum sample of culture
Culture of material that is expectorated (or brought back up as mucus).
Test for cystic fibrosis that measures the amount of salt in sweat.