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Flashcards in Vocabulary Respiratory System Deck (25):
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anthracosis

inhalation of coal dust

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apnea

temporary cessation of breathing

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asthma

inflammation of the airways

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atelectasis

collapse of an aveolus; imperfect dilation of the lungs

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bronchiectasis

chronic dilation of the bronchi

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bronchoscope

larynx, trachea, bronchi are examined

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croup

ARD; obstruction of the larynx

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cyanosis

abnormal condition of the skin and mucous membrane caused by o2 deficiency in the blood

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dysphonia

hoarseness

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empyema

pus in body cavity

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epistaxis

nosebleed

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eupnea

normal breathing

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hemoptysis

spitting up blood

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hypoxia

deficient o2 in inspired air

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olfaction

process of smelling

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pertussis

whooping cough

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pleurisy

inflammation of the pleura due to injury infection or tumor

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pneumoconiosis

abnormal condition of the lung due to inhalation of dust particles

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pneumothorax

collection of air between the chest wall and lungs

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pyothorax

pus in the chest cavity

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rale

abnormal sound of the chest

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sarcoidosis

chronic granulomatous condition of almost any organ system. causes difficult breathing or exertion

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spirometer

measure lung volume during aspiration

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thoracocentesis

surgical puncture of chest wall for removal of fluid

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TB

infectious disease