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Apnea

Temporary absence or cessation of breathing

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Bradypnea

Abnormal slowness of respiration

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Bronchitis

Inflammation of the bronchi; mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes

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Bronchoscopy

Inspection of the interior of the tracheobronchial tree through a bronchoscope for diagnosis

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Diaphragm

A musculomembranous partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities and functioning in respiration

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Epistaxis

Nosebleed

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Hemoptysis

Coughing up of blood or bloody sputum from the lungs or airways

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Laryngeal

Pertaining to the larynx

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Laryngospasm

Spasm of the larynx

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Nasopharyngitis

Inflammation of the nasal passages and of the upper part of the pharynx

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Pharyngitis

Inflammation of the pharynx, usu causing a sore throat

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Pharyngotomy

Incision into the pharynx

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Pleuralgia

Pain in the pleural cavity; pleurodynia

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Pleurisy


Inflammation of the pleura, usu from pneumonia complications, accompanied by accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, chills, fever, and painful breathing and coughing

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Pleurocentesis

Surgical puncture and drainage of the thoracic cavity; for the diagnosis of inflammatory or neoplastic diseases of the lung or pleura, or as a therapeutic measure to remove accumulations of fluid from the thoracic cavity

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Pneumohemothorax

Accumulation of air and blood in the pleural cavity

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Pneumonia

An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs; caused by viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms and sometimes by physical and chemical irritants

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Rhinoplasty

Plastic surgery of the nose

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Singultus

Hiccup

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Tacheorrhagia

Hemorrhage from the mucous membrane of the trachea

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Tracheostomy

Creation of an opening into the trachea through the neck, with insertion of an indwelling tube to facilitate passage of air or evacuation of secretions

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Thorax

Chest cavity

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Thoracocentesis

Surgical puncture and drainage of the thoracic cavity