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ABSCESS
localized collection of pus in a cavity formed by tissue degeneration.
ABSORPTION
to soak up; as a sponge.
ACAPNIA
reduced carbon dioxide tension in the blood; results in increased pulmonary ventilation.
ACARBIA
reduced level of carbon dioxide tension in the blood; results from increased pulmonary ventilation.
ACID- BASE BALANCE
the human body cannot survive if the bloodstream becomes eitherly markedly acid or alkaline: it must remain in a narrow range of balance between a cidity and alkalinity. Normal range is a ph pf 7.35 to 7.45 , neutralis a ph of 7, so the body normally is slight alkaline, ph means the inverse log of the hydrogen ion concentration in the blood stream.
ACIDOSIS
a condition characterized by the presence of excessive quantities of acids in the blood; used mostly to indicate a decrease in the alkaline reserve below normal levels.
ACUTE
sharp, severe, occuring suddenly
ADHESIVE FORCE
the clinging of the walls of the bronchioles of a diseased lung that has sticky secretion as a result of the disease. This tendency of the bronchioles to stick together on expiration results in air trapping inside the lung.
ACIDOSIS
a condition characterized by the presence of excessive quantities of acids in the blood; used mostly to indicate a decrease in the alkaline reserve below normal levels.