respiratory system diseases

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respiratory system diseases
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2015-04-09 11:02:44
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respiratory system diseases
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  1. Pneumoconiosis
    • "abnormal condition of dust in the lungs"¬†
    • causes symptoms and disability such as "block lung" or "miner's lung"
    • terms specific to the particulate matter may be given such names as asbestosis
  2. Epistaxis
    nose bleed
  3. cystic fibrosis
    • inheritable disease that affects the lungs and perhaps other systems producing mucous such as the digestive system
    • pts suffer frequent lung infections because the mucous is thick and sluggish and results in increased scarring (fibrosis) of the lungs
  4. Emphysema (COPD)
    • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease¬†
    • results in progressive destruction of the air sacs in the longs and loss of respiratory membrane for O2 exchange
    • long term smokers
  5. atelectasis
    collapsed lung

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