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Vocab Chap 34

EMT Navarro 34

TermDefinition
Cardiac Contusion A bruise to the heart wall caused by severe blunt trauma to the chest
Commotio Cordis Sudden cardiac arrest caused by a projectile, such as a baseball
Flail Segment two or more adjacent ribs that is fractured in more then 1 spot
Hemoptysis Coughing up blood
Hemothorax Blood in the pleural space, causing the collapse of the lung
Open pneamothorax an open wound to the chest that allows air into the pleural space
Pradoxical tamponade ??????????????????????
Pneumothorax air in the pleural space causing the lungs to collapse
pulmonary contusion bleeding within the lung tissue that causes a disturbance in gas exchange in the capillaries, alveoli
sucking chest wound an open wound to the chest that permits air to enter the thoratic cavity
Tension pneumothorax A condition of air buildup in thoratic cavity, associated with injured lung
Traumatic Asphyxia A severe and compression of the thorax that causes a rapid increase in pressure within the chest that affects blood flow, ventilation , and oxygenation
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