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anthracosis
coal dust accumulation in the lungs
bacilli
rod-shaped bacteria (cause of TB)
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
chronic condition of persistent obstruction of air flow through bronchial tubes and lungs
cor pulmonale
failure of the right side of the heart to pump a sufficient amount of blood to the lungs because of underlying lung disease
hydrothorax
collection of fluid in the pleural cavity
exudate
fluid, cells or other substances (pus) that slowly leave cells or capillaries through pores or small breaks in cell membranes
palliative
relieving symptoms, but not curing the disease
aroxysmal
pertaining to a sudden occurrence, such as a spasm or seizure
pulmonary infarction
an area of dead (necrotic) tissue in the lung
purulent
containing pus
rhonchi
coarse, loud rales caused by secretions in brochial tubes