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DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING A BREATHING TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE VENTILATION AND DECREASE ENERGY CONSUMPTION THIS PROCEDURE CONSISTS OF BREATHING WITH THE ABDOMEN MORE THAN THE ACCESSORY MUSCLES
DIASTOLE PERIOD OF TIME WHEN THE HEART RELAXES AFTER CONTRACTIONS
DYSPNEA DIFFICULTY BREATHING A DESCRIPTIVE TERM USED TO DESCRIBE THE PATIENTS SUBJECTIVE FEELING OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH DYSPNEA IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SYMPTOM OF RESPIRATORY INSUFFCIENCY
EDEMA AN EXCESS ACCUMULATION OF FLUID IN TISSUES OR CAVITIES
DIURESIS INCREASED DISCHARGE OF URINE
EMPHYSEMA A LUNG DISEASES THAT DEVELOPS SLOWLY OVER PERIOD YEARS MAY LEAD TO SERIOUS DISABILITY AND DEATH PRIMARILY CAUSED SMOKING CAUSES LOSS ELASTICIY OF WALLS OF ALVEOLI CAUSING AIR TO BECOME TRAPPED IN THE LUNGS BREATHING DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY EXPIRATION
ETIOLOGY THE CAUSE OF A DISEASE OR ABNORMAL CONDITION STATEMENT OF CAUSE
FIBROSIS THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXCESS FIBROUS TISSUE IN AN ORGAN OR TISSUE
FUNCTIONAL RESIDUAL CAPACITY (FRC) THE AMOUNT OF AIR THAT REMAINS IN THE LUNGS AT THE END OF NORMAL EXPIRATION
HCO3 THE BICARBONATE OF THE BLOOD PLASMA AN IMPORTANT PARAMETER OF ACID BASE BALANCE MEASURED IN BLOOD GAS ANALYSIS
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