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Respiratory Terminology Biology
Vocabulary, Terminology, Cases
Lymphatic tissue in nasopharynx; pharyngeal tonsils
Air sacs in the lungs
Smallest branches if the bronchi
Branch of the trachea that is a passageway into the lung
Thin hairs attached to mucous membrane lining the respiratory tract
Muscle separating chest and abdomen
Lid like piece of cartilage that covers the larynx, preventing food from going down the airways
Slit like opening to the larynx
Hilum of the lung
Midline region where bronchi, blood vessels, nerves enter and exit the lungs
Alveolus, air sac
Bronchial tube, bronchus
Larynx, voice box
Lobe of the lung
pleural cavity, chest
Listening to sounds within the body.
Tapping on a surface to determine the difference in the density of the underlying structure.
Loud rumbling sounds heard on auscultation of bronchi obstructed by sputum.
Material expelled from the bronchi, lungs, or upper respiratory tract by spitting.
Strained, high-pitched sound heard on inspiration caused by obstruction in the pharynx or larynx.
Continuous high-pitched whistling sounds produced during breathing.
Acute viral infection of infants and children with obstruction of the larynx, accompanied by barking cough and stridor.
Acute infection of the throat and upper respiratory tract caused by the diphtheria bacterium (Corynebacterium).
Whooping cough; highly contagious bacterial infection of the pharynx, larynx, and trachea caused by Bordetella pertussis.
Chronic bronchial inflammatory disorder with airway obstruction due to bronchial edema and constriction and increased mucus production.
Chronic dilation of a bronchus secondary to infection.
Inflammation of bronchi persisting over a long time; type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Inherited disorder of exocrine glands resulting in thick mucinous secretions in the respiratory tract that do not drain normally.
Hyperinflation of air sacs with destruction of alveolar walls.
Malignant tumor arising from the lungs and bronchi.
Acute inflammation and infection alveoli, which fill with pus or products of the inflammatory reaction.
Fluid in the air sacs and bronchioles.
Clot or other material lodges in vessels of the lung.
Formation of scar tissue in the connective tissue of the lungs.
Chronic inflammatory disease in which small nodules develop in lungs, lymph nodes, and other organ.
Infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis; lungs usually are involved, but any organ in the body may be affected
rare malignant tumor arising in the pleura
Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural space (cavity).
Inflammation of the pleura.
Collection of air in the pleural space.