Ch.4 Def. Abr.

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Ch.4 Def. Abr.
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  1. Metastasize / Mestastasis
    Beyond stopping
  2. Tuberculosis (TB)
    An infectious disease, produces small lesions (tubercles) in the lungs
  3. ARDS
    Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  4. CA
    Cancer
  5. COPD
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  6. CPAP
    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  7. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  8. Dx
    Diagnosis
  9. IRDS
    Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  10. SOB
    Shortness Of Breath
  11. TB
    Tuberculosis
  12. Crackles
    Fine crackling or bubbling sounds during breathing....also known as rales "rawls"
  13. Stridor
    High pitched musical sound made upon inspiration
  14. Anoxia
    Total absence of blood in body tissues
  15. Atelectasis
    Collapsed lung
  16. Coryza
    Common cold
  17. Empyema
    Pus in a body cavity
  18. Epiglottitis
    A severe, life threatening infection of the epiglottis
  19. Epistaxis
    Nosebleed
  20. Hypoxemia
    Low oxygen in the blood
  21. Hypoxia
    Deficiency of oxygen in the body tissues
  22. Pneumothorax
    Collection of air in the chest
  23. Pulmonary function tests
    Measurement of breathing capacity
  24. Bronchodilators
    Drugs used to increase airflow by dilating the bronchioles and bronchi

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