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PULMONARY FIBROSIS CHRONIC LUNG INFLAMMATION WITH PROGRESSIVE SCARRING OF THE ALVEOLAR WALLS SYMPTOMS INCLUDE SHORTNESS OF BREATH DRY COUGH AND DECREASED EXERCISE TOLERANCE -IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS
PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING PTF TEST USED TO EVALUATE LUNG MECHANICS GAS EXCHANGE PULMONARY BLOOD FLOW AND BLOOD ACID BASE BALANCE
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN THE PULMONARY ARTERIESJ
POLYCYTHEMIA AN INCREASED NUMBER OF RED BLOOD CELLS IN THE BLOOD MAY BE CAUSE BY CHRONIC HYPOSEMIA
PURSED LIP BREATHING A BREATHING RETRAINING EXRCISE CONSISTING OF INHALING THOUGH THE NOSE AND EXHALING AGAINST PURSED LIPS THIS ALLOWSTHE PATIENT TO SLOW THE RESPIRATORY RATE IMPROVE VENTILATION RELEASE AIR TRAPPED IN THE LUNGS KEEP THE AIRWAY OPEN LONGER AND DECREASE THE WO
RESPIRATION EXTERNAL RESIPIRATION IS THE EXCHANGE OF GASES AT THE ALVEOLAR LEVEL BETWEEN THE ALVEOLAR SPACE AND PULMONARY CAPILLARY BLOOD-INTERNAL RESPIRATION IS THE EXCHANGE OF GASES BETWEEN THE BODY CELL AND THE CIRCULATING BLOOD
RESPIRATORY FAILURE A LIFE THREATENING CONDITION IN WHICH RESPIRATORY FUNCTION INADEQUATE TO MAINTAIN THE BODY S NEED FOR O2 SUPPLY AND CO2 REMOVAL WHILE AT REST
RESPIRATORY INDUFFCIENCY-PULMONARY INSUFFCIENCY CONDITION IN WHICH THE LUNGS CANNOT TAKE IN ENOUGH O2 OR EXPEL SUFFICIENT CARBON DIOXIDE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE CELLS OF THE BODY
SaO2 SATURATION OF O2 IN THE ARTERIAL BLOOD MEASURED AS A PERCENTAGE OF HEMOGLOBIN SATURATED WITH O2
SYSTOLE THE PART OF THE CARDIAC CYCLE IN WHICH THE HEART IS CONTRACTING
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