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airway a. passageway by which air enters and leaves the lungs; b. mechanical device used to keep the air passageway unobstructed.
asphyxia deprivation of oxygen for tissue usage; suffocation
aspirate a. to withdraw fluid or to suction; b. to draw foreign material into the respiratory tract
bronchoconstrictor agent causing narrowing of the bronchi
bronchodilator agent causing the bronchi to widen
cough sudden, noisy expulsion of air from the lungs
hiccup sudden catching of breath with a spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm
hyperventilation ventilation of the lungs beyond normal body needs
hypoventilation ventilation of the lungs that does not fulfill the body's gas exchange needs
mucopurulent containing both mucus and pus
mucus slimy fluid secreted by the mocous membranes
nebulizer device that creates a mist used to deliver medicaiton for giving respiratory treatment
nosocomial infection an infection acquired during hospitalization
paroxysm periodic, sudden attack
patent open (an airway must be patent)
pulmonary pertaining to the lungs
spetum mucous secretion from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea expelled through the mouth
ventilator mechanical device used to assist with or substitute for breathing when patient cannot breath usassisted
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