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Glossary of Respiratory Vocab 2

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tachy-
rapid
-pnea
breathing
atel/o
incomplete
pharyng/o
throat
pneumo/o
lung
mediastinum (mee-dee-as-tye-num)
cavity located between lungs where heart, trachea and esophagus
brady-
slow
ARDS
ACUTE REPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME
COPD
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DIESEASE
BRONCHODILATOR
AGENT THAT EXPANDS THE OPENING PASSAGES INTO THE LUNGS
HYPOXIA
BELOW NORMAL O2 LEVEL IN THE BODY TISSUES AND CELLS
HYPOXEMIA
BELOW NORMAL OX LEVEL IN BLOOD
HYPO-
BELOW
-EMIA
BLLOD
ANOXIA
ABSENCE OF 02 IN BODYS GASES, BLOOD OR TISSUES
DYSPNEA
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
INTERSTITIAL LUND DISEASES
INFLAMATION AND SCARRING OTHE ALVEOLI AND THEIR SUPPORTING STUCTURES
HEMOTHORAX
BLOOD IN CHEST
-THORAX
CHEST
EMPHYSEMA
LOSS OF LUNG FUNCTION DECREASE OF # OF ALVEOLI, ENLARGEMENT OF REAMAING ALVEOLI, DESTRUCTION OF THE WALLS OF THE REMAINING ALVEOLI..INCEASE RAPID BREATHING ,LOSS OF CAPACITY THE LUNGS EXPAND AND CHEST SOMETIMES BARREL SHAPED
ASTHMA
DIFFULTY BREATHING
SWELLING AND INFLAMMATION OF THE LINING OF THE AIRWAYS
PRODUCTION OF THE THICK MUCUS AND THE TIGHTENING OF THE MUSCLES THAT SURROUND THE AIRWAYS
PARIETAL PLEURA (PAH-RYE-EH-TAL PLOOR-AH)
OUTER LAYER OF THE PLEURA THAT LINES THE WALLS OF THE THORACIC CAVITY
ATELECTASIS AT-EE-LEK-TAH-SIS
lungs fail to expand completely or shallowing breathing or because of the air pagesses are blocked

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