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Chapter12DD medical term

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  1. Asphyxia
    –The absence of respiratory ventilation, or suffocation
  2. Asthma
    A condition of the lungs characterized by widespread narrowing of the bronchioles and formation of mucus plugs, producing symptoms of wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing; it is caused by the local release of factors during an allergic response
  3. Atelectasis
    The absence of gas in the lungs due to a failure of alveolar expansion, also called collapsed lung
  4. Bronchiectasis
    –Dilation of the bronchi
  5. Bronchitis
    –Inflammation of the bronchi
  6. Bronchogenic carcinoma
    –Cancer originating in the bronchi
  7. Bronchopneumonia
    Acute inflammation of the smaller bronchial tubes, bronchioles, and alveoli
  8. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    A group of disorders (emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and bronchospasm) associated with the obstruction of bronchial airflow, usually as a result of inhaling tobacco products; abbreviated COPD
  9. Coccidioidomycosis
    A fungal infection of the upper respiratory tract and lungs that often spreads to other organs, also known as valley fever. It is caused by inhaling dust containing spores of Coccidioides immunitis
  10. Cor pulmonale
    A disease of the heart that is caused by a chronic lung disease, such as emphysema
  11. Coryza
    A viral common head cold
  12. Croup
    A disease of infants and young children, caused by acute obstruction of the larynx and characterized by a hoarse cough
  13. Cystic fibrosis
    A hereditary disease characterized by excess mucus production in the respiratory tract and elsewhere; abbreviated CF
  14. Deviated septum
    The nasal septum dividing the two nasal cavities is not median, creating one cavity that is larger than the other
  15. Diaphragmatocele
    Hernia of the diaphragm
  16. Emphysema
    A chronic lung disease characterized by enlarged alveoli and damaged respiratory membrane; its symptoms include apnea, a barrel chest due to labored breathing, and gradual deterioration due to chronic hypoxemia
  17. Epiglottitis
    Inflammation of the epiglottis