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CHRONIC PERSISTING FOR A LONG TIME APPLIED TO MORBID STATE SHOWING LITTLE CHANGE OR EXTREMELY SLOW PROGRESSION OVER A LONG PERIOD
CHRONIC BRONCHITIS CONDITIONS BY INCREASE SECRETIONS FROM THE BRONCHIAL MUCOSA AND OBSTRUCTIONG OF THE RESPIRATORY PASSAGES CAUSED BY LONG TERM EXPOSURE TO RESIRATORY IRRITANTS CAUSES SHORTNESS OF BREATH COUGHING AND CHRONIC COUGH FOR LEAST THREE MONTHS IN TWO YEARS
CHRONC HYPERCAPNIA CARBON DIOXIDE RETENTION THAT OCCURS OVER LONG PERIODS. THE BLOOD Ph WILL NORMAL DUE TO THE KIDNEYS ABILITY TO COMPENSATE BY REABSORBING HCO3 THE COMPENSTATION MECHANISM TAKES ABOUT THREE TO FIVE DAYS
COPD A FUNCTIONAL CATEGORY DESIGNATING A CHRONIC CONDITION OF PERSISTENT OBSTRUCTION OF BRONCHIAL AIR FLOW (CHRONIC BRONCHITIS AND EMPHYSEMA
COMPLIANCE A MEASUREMENT OF THE ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF THE LUNG LOW COMPLIANCE VALUES INDICATE THE LUNGS ARE DIFFICULT TO INFLATE
CHF OCCURS AS RESULT OF IMPAIRED PUMPING CAPABILITY OF THE HEART AND IS ASSOCIATED WITH ABNORMAL RETENTION OF WATER AND SODIUM. THE CONDITION RANGES FROM MILD CONGESTION WITH FEW SYMPTOMS TO LIFE THREATENING FLUID OVERLOAD AND TOTAL HEART FAILURE
COR PULMONALE A CARDIAC CONDITION IN WHCIH THERE IS RIGHT VENTRICULAR HEART FAILURE SECONDARY TO PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
CORONARY ARTERIES TWO LARGE ARTERIES THAT BRANCH FROM THE ASCENDING AORTA AND SUPPLY THE HEART MUSCLE WITH BLOOD
CYANOSIS A BLUSISH DISCOLORATION OF THE SKIN AND MUCUS MEMBRANES DUE TO REDUCED HEMOGLOBIN IN THE BLOOD
CYSTIC FIBROSIS A HEREDITARY DISORDER THAT AFFECTS THE CELLS THAT PRODUCE MUCUS SWEAT SALIVA DIGESTIVE JUICES CAUSING THESE SECRETION TO BECOME THICK AND STICKY AND PLUGGING UP TUBES DUCTS PASSAGEWAYS ESPECIALLY IN THE PANCREAS LUNGS. THE DISEASE IS INHERITED AS A RECE
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