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Resp. Disease/Disdr

resp disease/disorder terms (not from word parts)

Disease/Disorder TermDefinition
asthma respiratory disease characterized by paroxysms of coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) a group of disorders that are almost always a result of smoking that obstructs bronchial flow. One or more: emphysema, chronic bronchitis, bronchospasm, and bronchiolitis
coccidioidomycosis fungal disease affecting the lungs and sometimes other organs of the body (valley fever or cocci)
cor pulmonale serious cardiac disease associated with chronic lung disorders, such as emphysema
croup condition resulting from acute obstruction of the larynx, wich occures in children
cystic fibrosis (CF) generalized hereditary disorder of infants and children characterized by excess mucus production in the respiratory tract
deviated septum one part of the nasal cavity is smaller because of malformation or injury
emphysema stretching of lung tissue caused by the alveoli becoming distended and losing elasticity
epistaxis nosebleed
influenza highly infectious respiratory disease caused by a virus (flu)
Legionnaire's disease a lobar pneumonia caused by the bacterium 'Legionella pneumophila'
obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) repetitive pharyngeal collapse during sleep, which leads to absence of breathing
pertussis respiratory disease characterized by an acute crowing inspiration, or whoop (whooping cough)
pleural effusion escape of fluid into the pleural space as a result of inflammation
pneumonia (PCP) a pneumonia caused by 'P. carinii' a fungus.
pulmonary edema fluid accumulation in the alveoli and bronchioles
pulmonary embolism foreign matter, such as a blood clot, air, or fat clot, carried in the circulation to the pulmonary artery, where it blocks circulation
tuberculosis (TB) an infectious disease, caused by an acid-fast bacillus, most commonly spread by inhalation of infected droplets, and usually affecting the lungs
upper respiratory infection (URI) infection of the pharynx, larynx, trachea, and bronchi
Created by: ihavekids