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Angel's Med terms

Medical Terms

Tracheostenosis narrowing of the trachea
Emphysema stretching of lung tissue caused by the alveoli becoming distended and losing elasticity
obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)- repetitive pharyngeal collapse during sleep which leads to absence of breathing
pneumocystis carinii pneumonia a pneumonia caused by P. carinii; a fungus commonly seen in AIDS patients. (now known as Pneumocystis jirovecii)
laryngotracheotomy incision of the larynx and trachea
Pneumobronchotomy incision of lung and bronchus
thoracocentesis surgical puncture to aspirate fluid from the chest cavity (also called thoracentesis)
Created by: adp1101