Respiratory System

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Respiratory System
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  1. -pnea

    Orthopnea
    Breathing

    Breathing difficulty that is relieved by assuming an upright position
  2. -oxia

    Hypoxia
    Level of oxygen

    Decreased amound of oxygen in the tissue
  3. -capnia

    Hypercapnia
    Level of carbon dioxide

    Increased carbon dioxide in the tissues
  4. -phonia

    Dysphonia
    Voice

    Difficulty in speaking
  5. Nas/o

    Paranasal
    Nose

    Near the nose
  6. Rhin/o

    Rhinorrhea
    Nose

    Discharge from the nose
  7. Pharyng/o

    Pharyngospasm
    Pharynx

    Spasm of the pharynx
  8. Laryng/o

    Laryngeal
    Larynx

    Pertaining to the laryx
  9. Trache/o

    Tracheotome
    Trachea

    Instrument used to incise the trachea
  10. Bronch/o, bronch/i

    Bronchogenic
    Bronchus

    Origination in a bronchus
  11. Bronchiol

    Bronchiolectasis
    Bronchiole

    Dilatation of the bronchioles
  12. Phren/o

    Phrenic
    Diaphragm

    Pertaining to the diaphragm
  13. Phrenic/o

    Phrenicotripsy
    Phrenic nerve

    Crushing of the phrenic nerve
  14. Pleur/o

    Pleurodesis
    Pleura

    Fusion of the pleura
  15. Pulm/o, pulmon/o

    Extrapulmonary
    Lungs

    Outside the lungs
  16. Pneumon/o

    Pneumonectomy
    Lung

    Surgical removal of a lung or lung tissue
  17. Pneum/o, pneumat/o

    Pneumothorax
    Air, gas; also respiration, lung

    Presence of air in the thorax
  18. Spir/o

    Spirometer
    Breathing

    Instrument for measuring breathing volumes

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