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Chapter 7

Respiratory System

Antitusive used to prevent or relieve a cough
Apena suspension of external breathing
Asphyxia a condition arising when the body is deprived of oxygen
Asthma disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow
Bradypena refers to abnormally slow breathing rate
Bronchodilator substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles
Bronchospasm bronchial spasm is a sudden contraction of the muscles in the walls of the bronchioles
Croup is breathing difficulty and a "barking" cough
Cystic Fibrosis disease passed down through families that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body
Dyspena feeling of not getting enough air
Epitaxis nosebleed
Hemotaxis an agent that checks bleeding
Laryngitis swelling and irritation of the voice box
Nebulizer administer medication in the form of a mist and is inhaled
Otolaryngologist study of ear, nose, and throat
Pertusis violent coughing
Pharyngitis sore throat
Pleurisy inflammation of the lining of the lungs
Pneumothorax air leaks into the space
Pulmonologist deals with diseases in respiratory system
Pulse Oxiometer monitors a persons o2 saturation
Sinusitis inflammation of the sinuses
Tachypnea rapid breathing
Tracheotomy opening a direct airway
Tubercolosis contagious bacterial infection of the lungs
Created by: SavannahNethken