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Aspiration
Withdrawal by suction of fluids or gases from a body cavity
Auscultation
Listening to sounds within the body with a stethoscope
Bronchoconstrictor
Agent that narrows the bronchi
Bronchodilator
Drug that expands the bronchi by relaxing muscle
Bronchoscopy
Visual exaination of the bronchi using a bronchoscope
Chest x-ray
X-ray picture of the chest (PA and Lateral)
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease --Expiratory flow of air is slowed
CT scan
Computerized Tomography of body part or organ
Endotracheal Intubation
Insertion of a tube through the mouth, pharynx, and larynx to the trachea, to establish an airway
Laryngoscopy
Visual examination of the larynx (voice box) using a laryngoscope
Lung scan
Radioactive material is injected IV or inhaled and images are taken to evaluate lung tissue, to show airflow and blood supply
Percussion
Tapping on body surface with fingers to determine the position, size, and density of the underlying structures.
Pulmonary Function Test
Group of tests used to measure breathing by means of a spirometer
Respiration rate
The number of breaths per unit of time. The normal rate for adults is 16-20 per minute
Septoplasty
Surgical reconstruction of the nasal septum
Spirometer
Instrument used to measure lung volumes and airflow
Thorancentesis
Surgical puncture of the chest with a needle to remove fluid for analysis
Thoracostomy
Surgical incision into the chest wall
Tracheostomy
Surgical opening into the trachea and inserting a tube to facilitate breathing.
Tracheotomy
Surgical incision into the trachea to gain access to the airway below a blockage