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Resp Dig Urinary

Test prep for Respiratory, digestive and urinary systems test

TermDefinition
pleuritis inflammation of the membrane surrounding the lungs
pyothorax an accumulation of pus in the pleural cavity
tracheotomy emergency procedure performed to gain access to the airway
hemoptysis coughing up blood
pneumothrorax collapse of lung due to air in the pleural space
hypoxemia condition of below-normal oxygen levels in the blood
tracheostomy creation of an opening into the trachea to insert a tube
gastrectomy removal of all or part of the stomach
colonoscopy procedure used to detect colon cancer
ureterostenosis stiffening of the ureter
dialysis treatment for kidney failure
peristalsis muscular contractions of the intestines or renal ducts
Created by: mmetzler