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COMBINING FORM
ADENOID(O)
adenoidectomy-operation for removal of adenoid growths
ADENOID, GLAND
COMBING FORM
CAPN(O)
capnogram-a continuos recording of the carbon dioxide in expired air
CARBON DIOXIDE
COMBINING FORM
LARYNG(O)
laryngoscope-device used to examine the larynx through the mouth
LARYNX
COMBING FORM
LOB(O)
lobectomy-removal of a lobe
LOBE OF THE LUNG
COMBING FORM
NAS(O)
nasogastric-of the nasal passages and the stomach
NOSE
COMBING FORM
OR(O)
oropharynx-the part of the pharynx that lies behind the mouth
MOUTH
COMBINING FORM
OX(O)
oximeter-instrument for measuring oxygen saturation of blood
OXYGEN
COMBING FORM
PHON(O)
phonometer-instrument for measuring sounds
VOICE-SOUND
COMBINING FORM
PHREN(O)
phrenitis-inflammation int he diaphragm
DIAPHRAGM
COMBING FORM
PNEUM(O)
pneumolith-calculus in the lungs; pneumonitis-inflamation in the lungs
AIR, LUNG
COMBINING FORM
RHIN(O)
rhinoplast-surgical repair of the nose
NOSE
COMBINING FORM
SPIR(O)
spirometer-insturment used for measuring respiratory gases
BREATHING
COMBINING FORM
STETH(O)
stethoscope-instrument for listening to sounds in the chest
CHEST
COMBINING FORM
THORAC(O)
thoractomy-incision into the chest wall
CHEST, THORAX
What is an Adam's apple
thyroid cartilage, supportive structure of the larynx;larger in males than in females
What are ADENOIDS?
collection of lymphoid tissue in the nasopharynx;
What are ALVEOLI?
air sac at the end of each bronchiole
what is the apex of the lung?
topmost section of the lung
what is the base of the lung?
bottom section of the lung
what are BRONCHIOLE?
fine subdivision of the bronchi made of smooth muscle and elastic fibers
what is a BRONCHUS?
one of the two airways from the trachea to the lungs
what are CILIA?
hairlike extensions of a cell's surface that usually provide some protection by sweeping foreign particles away.
What is the DIAPHRAGM?
it's the muscle that contracts and relaxes during the respiratory cycle
what is the EPIGLOTTIS?
cartilaginous flap that covers the larynx during swallowing to prevent food from entering the airway
what is EXHALATION?
breathing out
what is EXPIRATION?
another name for exhalation or breathing out
what are the EXTERNAL NARES?
another name for nostrils
what is EXTERNAL RESPIRATION?
exchange of air between the body and the outside enviornment
what is the GLOTTIS?
part of the larynx consiting of the vocal folds of mucous membrane and muscle
what is the HILUM, OR HILUS
midsection of the lung where the nerves and vessels enter and exit
what is the INFERIOR LOBE?
bottom lobe of the lung
what is INHALATION?
breathing in
what is INSPIRATION?
another name for inhalation or breathing in
what are the INTERCOSTAL MUSCLES?
muscles between the ribs
what is INTERNAL RESPIRATION?
EXCHANG OF OXYGEN AND CARBON DIOXIDE BETWEEN THE CELLS
what is the LARYNX?
organ of voice production; voice box
what is the function of the LUNGS?
where oxygenation of blood takes place
where is the MIDDLE LOBE?
middle section of the right lung
what is the function of the NASAL CAVITY?
opening in the external nose where air enters the body
what is the NASAL SEPTUM?
cartilagionous division fo the external nose
what is the NASOPHARYNX?
portion of the throat above the soft palate
what is the NOSE?
external structure supported by nasal bones and containing nasal cavity
what are the function of the nostrils
external openings at the base of the nose; also called external nares
what are the PALATINE TONSILS?
lymphatic tissue that works as part of the immune system
what is the PARANASAL SINUSES?
area of the nasla cavity where external air is warmed by blood in the mucous membrane lining
what are the PHARYNGEAL TONSILS?
adenoids
what is the PHARYNX?
passageway at back of mout for air and food; throat
what is the PLEURAE?
double layer of membrane making up the outside of the lungs
what is the respiratory system?
the body's system for breathing
what is the RESPIRATORY TRACT?
passageways through which air moves into and out of the lungs
what is the SEPTUM?
cartilaginous division, as in the nose
what is the SUPERIOR LOBE?
topmost lobe of each lung
what is the THORAX?
chest cavity
what is the TRACHEA?
airway fromt he larynx into the bronchi;windpipe
what are the VOCAL CORDS?
strips of epithelial tissue that vibrate and play a major role int he production of sound