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a condition affecting the bronchial tree in which there are episodes of widespread narrowing of the air tubes due to contraction of smooth muscle, ect.
Asthma
is acute or chronic inflammation of the baronial tree. Acute bronchitis can be caused by viruses, airborne pollutants, or reflux acid from the esophagus into the airway
Bronchitis
is the most common type of lung cancer. It arises from the epithelial cells of the bronchial tree, obstructs air tubes, and aggressively invades nearby lung tissue
Bronchogenic Carcinoma
is the term for the Common Head Cold. It is caused y infection of upper respiratory system organs by a class of highly contagious viruses called rhinoviruses.
Coryza
is a progressive disease of the lungs in which the walls of alveoli become inflamed, their elastic fibers are destroyed, and they lose their ability to stretch and recoil properly when inspiration and expiration occurs
Emphysema
is inflammation of mucous membranes in the larynx
Laryngitis
is a form of cancer that affect the pleura
Mesothelioma
inflammation of the pleura usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection
Pleurisy
is acute inflammation of the lungs caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal infection of the alveoli
Pneumonia
is the entrance of air into the pleural cavity
Pneumothorax
is the abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity
Pleural Effusion
is inflammation of paranasal sinuses
Sinusitis
is a procedure in which an incision is made through the neck into the trachea to produce an opening through which a tub is inserted to improve air flow to the lungs
Tracheotomoy
is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Myobacterium tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB)