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respiratory vocab

respiratory surgery medical terms

pleural cavities area occupied by the lungs
parietal pleura serous membrane which contains the lungs & lines the thoracic cavity; each side has it's own pleural lining
asphyxia increased co2 and decreased O2 in the body as a result of some interference w/respirations
anterior nares exterior nostrils
cheyne-stokes alternating cycles of hyperpnea & apnea, often seen in critically ill/unconscious pt's
pericardium area occupied by the heart
suffocation any stoppage of respirations caused by strangulation, aspiration of foreign object or drowning
posterior nares openings between the nasal cavity & the nasopharynx
pleural space potential space formed by the visceral & parietal pleura lying adjacent to each other which contains pleural fluid
exudate accumulation of a fluid in a cavity or matter that penetrates thru vessel walls into adjoining tissue
mediastinum space between the lungs
hyperpnea increased reate/depth of respiration
hemothorax bloody fluid in the pleural cavity
dyspnea painful,difficult and labored breathing
visceral pleura pleura covers the outer surface of each lung
hypoxia decreased amt of O2 reaching the body cells
pneumothorax a collection of air/gas in the pleural cavity; characterized by pain in the side & painful breathing; can lead to a collapsed lung
pleural fluid secreted by the serous membranes to act as a lubricant
coryza common head cold characterized by acute inflammation of the nasal mucosa
hilum depression where ducts, nerves or vessels enter or exit an organ
eupnea ordinary quiet respirations made w/out obvious effort
anoxia lack of O2/absence of o2
apnea cessation of breathing/lack of breathing
pleural effusion caused by excess secretion of pleural fluid
thoracic pertains to the thorax
Created by: clmcnees