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test to measure the air capacity of the lungs, with a spirometer is known as

spirometry

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mucus coughed up from the lungs and expectorated through the mouth. if abnormal, may be described as to its amount, color, or odor is

sputum

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Chest pain is known as

thoracodynia

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excision of the palatine tonsils is

tonsillectomy

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what is the opening through the neck into the trachea, through which an indwelling tube may be inserted temporarily or permanently?

trachestomy

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incision made into the trachea below the larynx to gain access to the airway; usually performed as an emergency procedure is

tracheotomy

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chronic infectious disease caused by an acid-fast bacillus, Mycobaterium tuberculosis. Transmission is normally by inhalation or ingestion of infected droplets is

Tuberculosis (TB)