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Anoxia absence of oxygen.
Apnea temporary cessation of breathing.
Atelectasis partial or complete collapse of the lungs.
Bradypnea abnormally slow breathing rate.
Bronchitis inflammation of the mucous membrane.
Cyanosis discoloration of the skin.
Dyspnea difficult breathing.
Embolism obstruction of the artery.
Eupnea Having a normal depth and rate of respiration.
Emphysema Chronic, irreversibly damaged alveoli that are enlarged and trap air in the lungs.
mucosa lines the nasal cavity.
Bronchial Contains cartilage rings for support.
Hypoxemia abnormally low concentration of oxygen in the blood.
Pleurisy inflammation of of the pleurea.
Pneumonia lung inflammation.
Tachypneic abdonarmal rapid breathing
Tracheostomy incision in the windpipe.
ventilation movement of air in and out of the lungs.
Alveoli The Latin singular noun of Alveolus.
Tuberculosis Infectious bacterial disease characterized by the growth of nodules in the tissues and the lungs
Orthopnea A person can only breath comfortably when standing or sitting.
Asthmatic suffering from asthma.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary a nonreversible lung disease that is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Cystic fibrosis a hereditary disorder affecting the exocrine glands.
Bronchopneumonia inflammation of the lungs.
Pneumococcal derived from or caused by bacteria of the genus pneumococcus.
Bronchospasm spasm of bronchial smooth muscle producing narrowing of the bronchi.
Circumoral encircling the mouth.
Oximeter instrument for measuring the proportion of oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood.
Spirometry measures the FEC and FVC and produces a tracing on a graph.
Perfusion Throughout pouring action
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Procedure to ventilate the lungs and circulate the blood if the patient has stopped breathing and the heart has stopped beating.
Thoracocentesis procedure that uses a needle and a vacuum container to remove pleural.
Alveolar relating to an alveolus.
Thoracic relating to the thorax.
Pleural relating to the pleura.
Intercostal retractions visible use of the muscles between the ribs to aid in breathing.
Endotracheal Intubation procedure in which an endotracheal tube (ETT) is inserted.
Expectorant coughing up sputum from the lungs.
Aspiration to breathe in; to suck in.
Auscultation a process of listening.
Larynx the voice box, allow air to pass in and out.
Tracheal a passageway for inhaled and exhaled air.
Epiglottic seals off the entrance to the larynx so that swallowed food moves across the epiglottis.
Panlobar pertaining to all the lobe of an organ.
Hemoptysis coughing up blood.
hemothorax accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity.
Asphyxia the body is deprived of oxygen.
Lobectomy surgical removal of the lobe.
Mediastinum membranous partition between two body cavities or two parts of an organ.
Sternum Breast bone
Laryngoscope instrument for studying the larynx
Pneumonectomy surgical removal of the lung.
Bronchoscopy slender tubular instrument used to examine the bronchial tubes.
Ventilator respiration
Thoracotomy surgical removal of the thorac.
Purulent discharging pus.
Inhalation breathing in air.
Expiration Exhaling air.
Carboxyhemoglobin compound formed in the blood by the binding of carbon monoxide to hemoglobin.
Cardiopulmonary relating to the heart or lungs.
pneumonectomy surgical removal of the lung.
Oxyhemoglobin bright red substance formed by the combination of hemoglobin with oxygen, present in oxygenated blood.
Hypoxia deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues.
Hypercapnia excess carbon dioxide in the blood stream.
Parenchyma the functional tissue of an organ as distinguished from the connective and supporting tissue.
Parietal Pleura lines the inner chest walls.
Paroxysmal nature of paroxysms
Empyema a collection of pus in a cavity in the body.
Pneumothorax lung and thorax
Antitussive used to prevent a cough.
Bronchodilator a drug that casuse the bronchi to widen.
antibiotic a medicine that destroys microorganisms.
ABG arterial blood gases.
AFB acid- fast bacilius
AP anteroposterior
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
BS breath sounds
C culture and sensitivity
CF cystic fibrosis
CO2 Carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CXR chest X-ray
DOE dyspnea on exertion
ETT endotracheal tube
LLL left lower lobe
LUL left upper lobe
MDI metered-dose inhaler
O2 oxygen
PA posteroanterior
PCO2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PFTs pulmonary function test
RA room air
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RLL right lower lobe
RML right middle lobe
RUL right upper lobe
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
SOB shortness of breath
TB tuberculosis
URI upper respiratory infection
V/Q ventiliation- perfusion (scan)
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