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Aspiration
Inhaling or drawing something into the lungs or respiratory passages
Chneyne-Stokes breathing
Abnormal breathing pattern known as the death rattle.
Deviated septum
nasal septum takes a more lateral couse than usualand may obstuct breathing
Epistaxis
epistazo=to bleed at the nose
Nosebleed.
Nasal polyps
Mushroonlike benign neoplasms of hte nasal mucosa.
Orthopnea
ortho = straight
Inability to brathe in the lying down position
Pulmonary embolism
Obstruction of the pulmonary artery by a blood clot
Pneumonia
infectious inflammation of the lungs
Stuttering
condition in which the vocal cords of the larynx are out to control and the first syllable of words is repeated in machine-gun fashion
Sudden infantdeath syndrome
(SIDS)
Unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep.
crib death or as we in Scotland call it cot death
Tracheotomy
Surgical opening of the trachea to get air to the lungs
Otorhinolaryngology
oto=ear; rhino=nose
diagnosis and treatment of desease of the ears, nose, and throat
AEndotrachal tube
thin plastic tube used to deliver oxygen.
Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
dangerous lung condition from severe injury to the body
Adeniodectomy
surgical removal of infected adenoids
(pharyngeal tonsil)