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epistaxis a nosebleed
hyperventilation excessive movement of air in and out of the lungs
sputum expectorated matter, usually contains mucus and sometimes pus
asphyxia absence of respiratory ventilation; suffocation
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease a group of disorders (emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and bronchospasm) associated w/the obstruction of bronchial airflow; usally a result of inhaling tobacco products for many years
croup disease of infants and young children; caused by acute obstruction of the larynx & characterized by a hoarse cough
emphysema chronic lung diseease charcterized by enlarged alveoli & damaged respiratory membrane; symptoms include apnea, a barrel chest due to labored breathing, and gradual deterioration due to chronic hypoxemia
obstructive sleep apnea collapse of the pharynx during sleep; results in airway obstruction & the absence of breathing
pleural effusion escape of fluid into the pleural cavity during inflammation; results in compression of the underlying part of the affected lung
pulmonary embolism blockage in the pulmonary circulation caused by a moving blood clot
upper respiratory infection infection of the upper respiratory tract, usually the result of a virus
aspiration removal of fluid with suction
auscultation physical examination listening to sounds within the body often with the aid of a stethoscope
endotracheal intubation insertion of a tube into the trachea via the nose or mouth to open the airway
expectorant drug that breaks up mucus & promotes coughing to remove it
nebulizer device used to convert a liquid medication to a mist & deliver it to the lungs with the aid of a deep inhalation
pulmonary function test diagnostic tests performed to determine the cause of lung disease by evaluationg lung capacity through the use of spirometry
resuscitation artificial respiration used to restore breathing
mechnical ventilation technique used by respiratory therapist to provide assisted breathing with the use of a ventilator which pushes air into the patient's airway
arterial blood gases clinical test on blood to identify levels of O2/CO2
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