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Atelectasis
for the lung to expand; incomplete expansion
incomplete lung
Bronchiectasis
bronchio walls become infected
Bronchitis
inflammation & infection of bronchi
Tracheostomy
artificial opening of the trachea
artificial
Bronchoscopy
using a scope to view the bronchi within the lung.
ARDS
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Pansinuitis
infection of all the sinus cavities
AFB
Acid Fast Bacillus
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulminary Disease
Tracheotomy
putting a hole in the trachea to help breathe
hole
Pertussis
another name for whooping cough
whooping
Emphysema
stretching of lung tissue casued by the alveoli becoming distended and losing elasticity
stretching
Ventilation Perfusion Scanning
breathe in radioactive material to get picture of the lungs.
embolism
Bronchogenic Carcinoma
cancer in the lungs (primary)
Nosocomial Infection
infections that you get in the hospital
Hemothorax
blood in the chest
Rhinoplasty
surgical repair of the nose
Spirometer
measures lung volume
Dyspnea
difficulty breathing
Coccidiomycosis
fungus infection of the lungs
Hypoxia
low oxygen
Pyothorax
pus in the chest
Epistaxis
nose bleed
nose
PPD Skin Test
Purified Protein Derivative (skin test for tuberculosis)
Cystic Fibrosis
bronchi secretes a mucus. sometimes other organs are affected
mucus
Legionnaire Disease
lobar pneumonia caused by bacteria.
PCP
Pneumocystis Carinii Pnemonia
Lobar Pneumonia
pertaining to the lobe(s); diseased state of the lung.
Broncho Pneumonia
diseased state of bronchi and lungs
ABG
Arterial Blood Gases
Asphyxia
deprivation of oxygen for tissue use; suffocation
Hiccup
spasms in the diaphragm
Paroxysm
periodic, sudden attack
Aspirate
withdraw fluid to draw foregin material in the respiratory tract
Bronchodilator
any agent that expans the bronchi
Hyperventilation
too much breathing (usually through anxiety)
Mucus
secretion of lining of resipiratory and digestive tracts.
Sputum
muscus secretion from lungs, bronchi and trachea expelled through the mouth
TB
tuberculosis, holes in the lungs
Ventilator
any device that helps the patient breath.