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Respiratory System

Respiratory System Basics and Diseases

Breathing inhaling and exhaling of air
Cyanosis bluish color of skin caused by oxygen deficiency in the blood
Respiration exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide (inhalation and exhalation)
inhalation (inspiration) air is drawn in and the diaphragm contracts
exhalation (expiration) air is pushed out from alveoli and diaphragm relaxes
cellular respiration use of oxygen and nutrients to produce energy, water, and carbon dioxide
nose a way that air enters the respiratory system that contains nares
mouth a way that air enters the respiratory system
cilia tiny hairs that filter out dust and other particles that enter the nose
Pharynx another word for the throat.
Esophagus pathway for food, leads to the stomach
Epiglottis covers air only passage keeping food and liquid out of lungs
Trachea windpipe, extends from larynx to bronchi
Bronchi branches of trachea leading to lungs
Carina The piece that divides trachea into the bronchi
Bronchioles small tubes (thin as a strand of hair) in lungs branching from bronchi to alveoli
Alveoli tiny air sacs, where gas exchange takes place.
Lungs pair of lobed organs in chest cavity,
Diaphragm muscle that contracts and causes air to enter the lungs
Pleura membrane that covers the lungs and lines the chest cavity
Hyperpnea abnormally increased breathing
Apnea absence of breathing
anoxia lack of oxygen
dyspnea painful or labored breathing
tachypnea fast breathing
bradypnea slow breathing
bronchitis inflammation of the bronchus.
expistaxis nosebleed
tuberculosis an infectious lung disease caused by bacterium.
asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways
bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi and bronchial tubes.
Sleep apnea is a condition in which an individual stops breathing while asleep
laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx and vocal cords
Pleurisy is an inflammation of the membranes of the lungs.
Influenza the flu or a highly contagious viral infection .
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining of the sinuses.
Rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane
Pneumonia the inflammation or infection of the lungs characterized by exudate
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe any chronic lung disease that results in obstruction of the airways and limitation of air flow.
Upper Respiratory Infection a common cold,
Emphysema deteriorate and lose their elasticity in lungs
tracheostenosis abnormal condition of a narrow/constricted trachea
spirometer measure of breathing
pneumonocentesis surgical puncture to remove fluid in the lung.
tracheitis inflammation of the trachea
bronchoscope instrument used to observe the bronchus
larynx voicebox
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