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PLEURAL CAVITIES
AREA OCCUPIED BY THE LUNGS.
PARIETAL PLEURA
SERIOS MEMBRANE WHICH CONTAINS THE LUNGS AND LINES THE THORACIC CAVITY; EACH SIDE HAS IT'S OWN PLEURAL LINING.
ASPHYXIA
INCREASED CO2 AND DECREASED O2 IN THE BODY AS A RESULT OF SOME INTERFERENCE WITH RESPIRATION.
ANTERIOR NARES
EXTERIOR NOSTRILS
CHEYNE-STOKES
ALTERNATING CYCLES OF HYPERPNEA AND APNEA, OFTEN SEEN IN CRITICALLY ILL OR UNCONSCIOUS PATIENTS.
PERICARDIUM
AREA OCCUPIED BY THE HEART.
SUFFOCATION
ANY STOPPAGE OF RESIRATION CAUSED BY STRANGULATION, ASPIRATION OF FOREIGN OBJECT, OR DROWNING.
POSTERIOR NARES
OPENINGS BETWEEN THE NASAL CAVITY AND THE NASOPHARYNX.
PLEURAL SPACE
POTENTIAL SPACE FORMED BY THE VISCERAL AND PARIETAL PLEURA LYING ADJACENT TO EACH OTHER WHICH CONTAINS PLEURAL FLUID.
EXUDATE
ACCUMULATION OF A FLUID IN A CAVITY OR MATTER THAT PENETRATES THROUGH VESSEL WALLS INTO ADJOINING TISSUE.
MEDIASTINUM
SPACE BETWEEN THE LUNGS.
HYPERPNEA
INCREASED RATE AND/OR DEPTH OF RESPIRATIONS.
HEMOTHORAX
BLOODY FLUID IN THE PLEURAL CAVITY.
DYSPNEA
PAINFUL, DIFFICULT, AND LABORED BREATHING.
VISCERAL PLEURA
COVERS THE OUTER SURFACE OF EACH LUNG.
HYPOXIA
DECREASED AMOUNT OF OXYGEN REACHING THE BODY CELLS.
PNEUMOTHORAX
A COLLECTION OF AIR OR GAS IN THE PLEURAL CAVITY CHARACTERIZED BY PAIN IN SIDE AND PAINFUL BREATHING; CAN LEAD TO THE COLLAPSE OF THE LUNG.
LUBRICANT
PLEURAL FLUID IS SECRETED BY THE SEROUS MEMBRANES.
CORYZA
THE COMMON HEAD COLD CHARACTERIZED BY ACUTE INFLAMMATION OF THE NASAL MUCOSA.
HILUM
DEPRESSION WHERE DUCTS, NERVES, OR VESSELS ENTER OR EXIT AN ORGAN.
EUPNEA
REFERS TO ORDINARY QUIET RESPIRATIONS MADE WITHOUT OBVIOUS EFFORT.
ANOXIA
LACK OF OXYGEN OR ABSENCE OF OXYGEN.
APNEA
CESSATION OF BREATHING OR LACK OF BREATHING.
PLEURAL EFFUSION
EXCESS SECRETION OF PLEURAL FLUID.
THORACIC
PRETAINS TO THE THORAX