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Ch 10 A Terms

Acquiring Medical Language

TermDefinition
asthma a disease caused by episodic narrowing and inflammation of the airway
brochiogenic carcinoma a cancerous tumor originating in the bronchi
bronchiolitis inflammation of the bronchiole
brochitis inflammation of the bronchi
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) a lung disease caused by the continual blockage of lung passages
diaphragmatocele hernia of the diaphragm
emphysema a disease that caused the alveoli to lose their elasticity; patients can inhale but have difficulty exhaling
laryngitis inflammation of the larynx
laryngotracheobronchitis inflammation of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi
obstructive lung disorder a lung disorder caused by a blockage
pleurisy inflammation of the pleura; another world for pleuritis
pleuritis inflammation of the pleura
pneumatocele hernia of the lung
pnemoconiosis a lung condition caused by dust
pneumonia a lung condition
pneumonitis inflammation of the lung
pulmonary embolism blockage in the pulmonary blood supply
pulmonary neoplasm new growth (tumor) in the lung
restrictive lung disorder a lung disorder caused by the limiting of air into the lungs
rhinitis inflammation of the nasal passages
sinusitis inflammation of the sinus
sleep apnea a condition where the patient ceases to breathe while asleep
tonsillitis inflammation of the tonsils
tracheitis inflammation of the trachea
tracheomalacia softening of the trachea
Created by: DarrinWan