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Chapters 6 and 7

adenoids pharyngeal tonsils
alveoli tiny air sacs at the end of the bronchioles
anemia reduction in number of erythrocytes
antigen stimulate the immune system
bronchioles narrowest air tubes in lungs
cilia hair in areas like the nose and eyelashes to stop dust and bacteria
croup viral respiratory infection common in infants and childern
edema body tissues containing excessive amounts of fluid
epiglottis flap of cartilage that covers the larynx when persons swallow
hematopoiesie process of forming blood
influenza the flu
laryngitis inflammation of the larynx
lymphadentitis inflammation of the lymph nodes
lymphoma tumor in the lymphatic tissue
metastasize when cancer cells migrate away from tumor site
Otorhinolaryngology the study of the ears, nose and larynx
pathogen disease bearing organ
phlebotomist specialist in drawing blood
pneumonia inflammatory condition of the lungs
pneumothorax collection of air or gas in the pleural cavity, can result in a collapsed lung
pulmonary embolism blood clot or air bubble in pulmonary artery or one of the bronchus
rhinorrhea watery discharge from the nose; runny nose
serum clear sticky fluid that remains after blood has clotted
splenectomy surgical removal of the spleen
thoracotomy incision into the chest
thrombopenia too few clotting cells
tracheostomy surgically create an opening in the trachea
vaccination protection against communicable diseases by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against that disease
ventilation movement of air in and out of lungs
Created by: dfargo