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Respiratory ch 12

Chapter 12

Flow rate The number of liter of oxygen per minute that come out of an oxygen deliver system
Hypoxia A reduction in the oxygen supply to the tissues of the body
Hypoxemia A decrease in the oxygen saturation of the blood
Oxygen Therapy The administration of supplemental oxygen at concentration greater than room air to treat or prevent hypoxemia
Peak flow rate The maximum volume of air that can be exhaled when the patient blow into a peak flow meter as forcefully and as rapidly as possible
Spirometer An instrument for measuring air taken into and expelled from the lungs
Spirometry measurement of an individuals breathing capacity by means of a spirometer
Pulmonary edema heart is not pumping regularly, fluid accumulated in the lungs, can be chronic or sudden failure of the heart man chamber to pump.
Tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial infection that involves the lungs. It may spread to other organs
nebulizer A device for producing a fine spray of liquid, used for example for inhaling a medicinal drug
arterial blood gasses measurement of the pH level and the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in arterial blood; important in diagnosis of many respiratory ...
Emphysema 1.A condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness. 2.A condition in which air is abnormally present within the body tissues.
Bronchitis Inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes.
s/s of acute bronchitis Hacking cough, yellow white or green phlegm, fever, chills, soreness and tightness in the chest,SOB, pain
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, involving constriction of the airways and difficulty or discomfort in breathing
Created by: mrsgers