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MedSurg Chapter 22 Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders
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MedSurg Chapter 22 Upper Respiratory Tract Disorder
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  1. alternative modes speaking that do not involve the noraml larynx; used by patients whose larynx has been surgically removed
    alaryngeal communication
  2. impaired ability to use one's voice due to disease or injury to the larynx
    aphonia
  3. cessation of breathing
    apnea
  4. agent that can cause cancer; carcinogens can be chemical, viruses, hormones, ionizing radiation, or solid materials
    carcinogen
  5. difficulties in swallowing
    dysphagia
  6. hemorrhage from the nose due to reupture of tine, distended vessels in the mucous membrane of any area of the nose
    epistaxis
  7. cold sore (cutaneous viral infection with painful vesicles and erosions on the tongue, palate, gingiva, buccal membranes, or lips)
    herpes simplex
  8. surgical removal of all or part of the larynx and surrounding structures
    laryngectomy
  9. inflammation of the larynx; may be caused by voice abuse, exposure to irritants, or infectious organisms
    laryngitis
  10. rebound nasal congestion commonly associated with overuse of over-the-counter nasal decongestants
    medicamentosa
  11. stiffness of the neck or inability to bend the neck
    nuchal rigitity
  12. inflammation of the throat; usually viral or bacterial in origin
    pharyngitis
  13. inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose; may be infectious, allergic, or inflammatory in origin
    rhinitis
  14. drainage of a large amount of fluid from the nose
    rhinorrhea
  15. inflammation of the nares and paranasal sinuses, including frontal, ethmoid, maxillary, and sphenoid sinuses; replaces the term "sinusitis"
    rhinosinusitis
  16. inflammation of the tonsils, used due to an acute infection
    tonsillitis
  17. dryness of the mouth from a variety of causes
    xerostomia

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