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Oxygenation Ch. 28 LVN mj

Accessory muscles muscles in the thoracic cage that assist with respiration.
Atelectasis collapse of alveoli, preventing the normal respiratory exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
CPR A basic emergency procedure of artificial respiration and manual external cardiac massage.
Chest percussion striking of the chest wall with a cupped hand to promote mobilization and drainage of pulmonary secretions.
Chest physiotherapy group of therapies used to mobilize pulmonary secretions for expectoration.
Chest tube a catheter inserted through thorax into the chest cavity for removing air or fluid.
cough sudden, audible expulsion of air from the lungs.
Cyanosis bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes caused by an excess of deoxygenated hemoglobin.
Diaphragmatic breathing respiration in which the abdomen moves out while the diaphragm descends on inspiration.
Diffusion movement of molecules from an area of high concentration to an area of lower concentration.
Dyspnea sensation of shortness of breath.
Hemoptysis coughing up blood from the respiratory tract.
Hemothorax accumulation of blood and fluid in the pleural cavity between the parietal and visceral pleurae.
Humidification process of adding water to gas.
Hyperventilation respiratory rate in excess of that required to maintain normal carbon dioxide levels in the body tissues.
Hypoventilation respiratory rate insufficient to prevent carbon dioxide retention.
hypoxia inadequate cellular oxygenation that may result from a deficiency in the delivery or use of oxygen at the cellular level.
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