Lower Respiratory System Words 2

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  1. plural form of bronchus
  2. bronchospasm
    • involuntary contraction or twitching of the bronchus
    • seen in asthma patients
  3. bronchiectasis
    chronic dilation of bronchi, can be caused by chronic pneumonia
  4. bronchitis
    inflammation of the bronchi
  5. bronchostenosis
    narrowing or stricture of the bronchi
  6. erythrocyte
    red blood cell
  7. macroscopic
    structures visible to the naked eye
  8. microscope
    instrument used for magnifying microscopic things
  9. alveoli
    cluster of air sacs at the end of the bronchial tree
  10. respiration
    process of gas exchange between the atmosphere and body cells
  11. external respiration
    • occurs when we inhale
    • O2 loading and CO2 unloading between air filled chambers of the lungs and the blood in the pulmonary capillaries
    • gas exchange between the body and the outside environment
  12. internal (cellular)respiration
    • O2 unloading and CO2 loading between the blood and body tissue cells
    • gas exchange at the cellular level between the blood and body tissue cells
  13. pneumonitis
    inflammation of the lung(s)
  14. pneumonia
    acute inflammation and infection of the lungs where the alveoli are filled with secretions
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Lower Respiratory System Words 2
2014-07-01 19:12:56
Lower Respiratory System Words

Lower Respiratory System Words
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