LilleyChpt37 Bronchodilators and other Respiratory Drugs

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LilleyChpt37 Bronchodilators and other Respiratory Drugs
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  1. any substance that evokes an allergic response
    allergen
  2. bronchial asthma caused by hypersensitivity to an allergen or allergens
    allergic asthma
  3. microscopic sacs in the lungs where oxygen is exchanged for carbon dioxide
    alveoli
  4. also called air sacs
    alveoli
  5. immunoglobulins prduced by lymphocytes in response to bacteria, viruses, or other antigenic substances
    antibodies
  6. a subsance (usually a protein) that causes the formation of an antibody and reacts specifically with that antibody
    antigen
  7. the onset of wheezing together with difficulty breathing
    asthma attack
  8. the general term for recurrent and reversible shortness of breath resulting from narrowing of the bronchi and bronchiles
    bronchial asthma
  9. referred to simply as asthma
    bronchial asthma
  10. medications that imporve airflow by relaxing bronchial smooth muscle cells (xanthines, adrenergic agonists)
    bronchodilators
  11. chronic inflammation of the bronchi
    chronic bronchitis
  12. a condition of the lungs characterized by enlargement of the air spaces distal to the bronchioles
    emphysema
  13. protein belonging to any of five structurally and antigenically distinct classes of antibodies presesnt in the serum and external secretions of the body
    immunoglobulins
  14. they play a major role in the immune response
    immunoglobulins
  15. the division of the respiratory system composed of organs located almost entirely within the chest
    lower respiratory tract (LRT)
  16. a prolonged asthma attack
    status asthmaticus
  17. the division of the respiratory system composed of organs located outside the chest cavity (thorax)
    Upper respiratory tract (URT)

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