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Medical Diseases

Rhinitis inflammation of the nose
Pharyngitis inflammation of the pharynx; aka sore throat
Croup an acute respiratory syndrome in children and infants characterized by obstruction of the larynx, hoarseness, and a barking cough
Pertussis a contagious bacterial infection of the upper respirtory tract that is characterized by a paroxysmal cough; aka whooping cough
Diphtheria an acute infectious disease of the throat and upper respiratory tract caused by the presence of diphtheria bacteria
Bronchitis inflammation of the bronchial walls
Tuberculosis an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis that usually attacks the lungs
Pneumonia inflammation of the lungs in which the air sacs fill with pus and other liquid
Asthma a chronic allergic disorder characterized by episodes of severe breathing difficulty, coughing, and wheezing
Pulmonary embolism the obstruction of pulmonary arteries caused by a blood clot that traveled from the leg to the lung
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; a general term used to describe a group of respiratory conditions characterized by chronic airflow limitations
Cystic Fibrosis a genetic disorfer in which the lungs are clogged with large quantities of abnormally thick mucus and the digestive system is impaired by thick gluelike mucus that interferes with digestive juices
Pneumothorax an accumulation of air or gas in the pleural space causing the lung to collapse
Laryngoscopy visual examination of the interior of the abdomen with the use of a laparoscope
Bronchoscopy visual examination of the bronchi using a bronchoscope
Sputum specimen couging up phlem to be used for study purposes
Chest x-ray xray of the chest to allow for a more in depth vision of the respiratory system
Lung scan a nuclear scanning test that is most commonly used to detect a pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary function tests a group of tests that measure the capacity of the lungs to hold air, their ability to move air in and out, and their ability to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide
Thoracentesis puncture of the chest wall with a needle to obtain fluid from the pleural cavity for diognostic purposes, to drain pleural effusions, or to reexpand a collapsed lung
Tracheostomy an emergency procedure in which an incision is made into the trachea to gain access to the airway below a blockage
Bronchodilator medication that expands the opening of the passages into the lungs
Pneumonectomy surgical removal of all or part of a lung
Ventilator device used for artificial breathing
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