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Chapter 6-7 Spelling

Spelling words and definitions

DefinitionWord / Spelling
Another term for pharyngeal tonsils; collection of lymphatic tissue found in the nasopharynx a-d-e-n-o-i-d-s
Tiny air sacs at the end of each bronchial. a-l-v-e-o-l-i
Reduction in the number of blood cells or hemoglobin in blood, results in less oxygen reaching tissue. a-n-e-m-i-a
Substance capable of inducing formation of antibodies. a-n-t-i-g-e-n
Term for hairs that filter dust out of oxygen to avoid it reaching the lungs. c-i-l-i-a
Accute viral infection found in infants characterized by hoarse cough. c-r-o-u-p
Condition in which body tissue contains too much fluid. e-d-e-m-a
Flap of cartilage that covers the larynx when a person swallows. Helps prevent food from entering the larynx and trachea. e-p-i-g-l-o-t-t-i-s
Process of forming blood. h-e-m-a-t-o-p-o-i-e-s-i-s
To stop bleeding or stagnation of blood. h-e-m-o-s-t-a-s-i-s
viral infection of the respiratory system characterized by body aches, chills, fever and fatigue. i-n-f-l-u-e-n-z-a
Inflammation of the larynx causing difficulty in speaking. l-a-r-y-n-g-i-t-i-s
Inflammation of the lymph glands; aka swollen glands. l-y-m-p-h-a-d-e-n-i-t-i-s
Tumor of the lymphatic tissue l-y-m-p-h-o-m-a
When cancerous cells migrate away from tumor site. m-e-t-a-s-t-a-s-i-z-e
Branch of medicine that treats disease of the ear, nose and throat. o-t-o-r-h-i-n-o-l-a-r-y-n-g-o-l-o-g-y
Disease baring organism. p-a-t-h-o-g-e-n
A person who draws blood for diagnostic testing. p-h-l-e-b-o-t-o-m-i-s-t
Inflammatory condition of the lung which can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection. p-n-e-u-m-o-n-i-a
Collection of air or gas in the pleural cavity that can result in collapse of the lung. p-n-e-u-m-o-t-h-o-r-a-x
Blood clot or air bubbles in the pulmonary artery or one of its branches. p-u-l-m-o-n-a-r-y e-m-b-o-l-i-s-m
Watery discharge from the nose especially with allergies or a cold. r-h-i-n-o-r-r-h-e-a
Clear sticky fluid left after a blood clot. s-e-r-u-m
Excision of slpeen. s-p-l-e-n-e-c-t-o-m-y
Incision into the chest. t-h-o-r-a-c-o-t-o-m-y
Too few clotting cells. t-h-r-o-m-b-o-p-e-n-i-a
Surgical procedure to create a new opening in the trachea. t-r-a-c-h-e-o-s-t-o-m-y
Providing protection against communicable diseases by stimulating immune system to produce antibodies against disease. v-a-c-c-i-n-a-t-i-o-n
Movement of air in and out of lungs. v-e-n-t-i-l-a-t-i-o-n
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