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Nasal
pertaining to the nose
Epiglottis
structure that covers the larynx to prevent aspiration of food or fluids during swallowing
Tachypnea
rapid breathing
Diaphragm
the main muscle of respiration located between the thorax and abdomen
Olfactory
pertaining to smell
Hemothorax
bloody fluid in the pleural space
Pleurisy
inflammation of the pleura
Paracentesis
puncture of a body cavity to remove fluid
Pharynx
passageway for fodd and air located in the rear of the throat
Pleura
moist membrane that covers the lungs and lines the thoracic cavity
Bronchiole
one of the smaller subdivisions of the bronchus within the lungs
Stethoscope
instrument used to listen to the souns in the chest and abdomen
Pneumonia
inflammation of the lungs
Pneumothorax
abnormal collection of air in the pleural space
Bronchus
the two large branches of the trachea that enter the lungs
Rhinitis
inflammation of the nasal lining
Pulmonary
pertaining to the lungs
Alveolus
microscopic terminal air sacs in the lungs where the gas exchange takes place
Thoracocentesis
surgical puncture of the chest cavity to remove fluid
Nares
nostrils
Thermometer
instrument used to measure heat
Trachea
tubular structure located between the larynx and bronchi
Tracheostomy
surgical incision into the trachea
Upper Respiratory Infection
general term for infectious disease invloving the nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, and trachea
Layrnx
voice box located between the pharynx and the trachea
Auscultation
process of listening to sounds in the body with a stethoscope
Hypoxia
deficiency of oxygen
Dyspnea
difficulty breathing
Asthma
condition in which the bronchial tubes swell or spasm causing dyspnea
Apnea
temporary lapse in breathing
Endotracheal Tube
tube which is inserted into the trachea to provide an open airway