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vet med term ch.9

chapter 9 a breath of fresh air

TermDefinition
nas/o rhin/o nose
meat/o opening or passageway
sept/o partition
tonsill/o tonsil
epiglott/o epiglottis
laryng/o voice box
treche/o windpipe
bronch/o bronchi
-ole small
bronchiol/o bronchiole
alveol/o small sac
cost/o ribs
thorac/o and -thorax chest cavity or chest
pneum/o and pneumon/o mean lung or air
pulm/o and pulmon/o mean lung
pleur/o membrane surrounding the lung
dia- across
phragm/o wall
diaphragmat/o and phren/o diaphram
spir/o breath or breathing
-pnea referring to breathing
ox/i, ox/o and ox/y oxygen
capn/o carbon dioxide
apnea absence of breathing
dyspnea difficult breathing
bradypnea abnormal slow resperation
tachypnea abnormal rapid resperation
hyperpnea abnormal increase i the rate and depth of prething
agonal breathing respiration near death, or extreme suffering
hypopne abnormal slow or shallow breathing
hypoxia not enough oxygen to the tissue despite adequate blood supply
hypercapnia too much carbon dioxide in the blood
hypocapnia decrease in carbon dioxide levels in the blood
resperitor acidosis lowering of ph levels in the blood due to hypocapnia
metabolic acidosis vomiting and renal disease caused by changes in blood ph levels
auscultation act of listening
adventitous sounds pathologic respiratory sounds
Created by: mtalbot