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inhalation (inspiration)

inhaling of air into the lungs

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exhalation (expiration)

expelling of air out of the lungs

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alveolus

air sac in the lung

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bronchioles

smallest branches of the bronchi

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bronchus

branch of the trachea

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diaphragm

muscle separating the chest and abdomen.

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epiglottis

lid-like piece of cartridge covering the larynx.

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pharynx

throat; including the nasopharynx, oropharynx, laryngopharynx

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pleura

double-layeres membrane surrounding each lung

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respiration

process of moving air into and out of the lungs; breathing

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trachea

windpipe

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larynx

voice box; containing the vocal cords

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pneumoconiosis

abnormal condition of dust in the lungs
pneum/o - air, lung
coni - dust
-osis - abnormal condition

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cyanosis

abnormal condition of blue (skin)
- cyan - blue
-osis - condition, usually abnormal

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hypoxia

condition of low oxygen
hypo - deficient, under
ox/o - oxygen
-ia - condition

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rhinoplasty

surgical repair to the nose
rhin/o - nose
-plasty - surgical repair

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spirometer

instrument to measure breathing
spir/o - breathing
-meter - measure

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apnea

without breathing
a - no, not, without
-pnea - breathing

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asphyxia

no pulse
a - no, not, without
-sphyxia - pulse