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Respiratory Emerg

Active process in which the intercostal muscles and the diaphragm, expanding the size of the chest cavity and causing air to flow into the lungs; also called inhalation Insprations
Sporadic, irregular breaths are usually seen just before respiratory arrest Agonal Respirations
Blockage of the Bronchi that lead from the trachea to the lungs Bronchoconstriction
Pulling in the accessory muscles to breath Retractions
Passive process in which the intercostal muscles and the diaphragm relax, causing the chest cavity to decrease in size and forcing air from the lungs; also called exhalation Expirations
Another term for inspiration Inhalation
Created by: Kellene