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Terms Week 3
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  1. acute inflammation of the lungs
    pneumonia
  2. rales or rattling in the throat; resembles snoring
    rhonchi
  3. deficient or decreased oxygen supply to body tissues
    hypoxia
  4. difficulty breathing
    dyspnea
  5. excessive or increased breathing
    hyperpnea
  6. hereditary disorder characterized by excess mucus production in the respiratory tract
    cystic fibrosis
  7. blood in the chest cavity or pleural space
    hemothorax
  8. lack of normal blood levels of carbon dioxide
    acapnia
  9. spasm or swelling of the mucous membranes of the bronchial tubes resulting in wheezing and difficult breathing
    asthma
  10. lack of normal blood levels of oxygen
    anoxia
  11. dilation or expansion of the bronchi
    bronchiectasis
  12. absence or lack of the ability to produce sound or speech
    aphonia
  13. harsh, high-pitched sound during respiration
    stridor
  14. surgical removal of a lobe of the lung
    lobectomy
  15. any disease of the lung caused by the chronic inhalation of dust; usually mineral dusts of occupational or environmental origin
    pneumoconiosis
  16. rapid flow of blood from the nose; nosebleed
    rhinorrhagia
  17. visual examination of hte thorax using a scope
    thoracoscopy
  18. surgical repair of the larynx
    laryngoplasty
  19. inflammation of all nasal sinuses
    pansinusitis
  20. inflammation of the middle ear; commonly called a middle ear infection
    otitis media
  21. hardening of the ear; specifically the stapes
    otosclerosis
  22. ringing sensation in the ears
    tinnitus
  23. spiral or snail-shaped structure that contains auditory fluids and converts sound waves into nerve impulses
    cochlea
  24. pertaining to hearing
    auditory
  25. chronic inner ear disease characterized by an excessive accumulation of fluid
    meniere's disease

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