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  1. What is angina?
    Pain associated with inadequate coronary blood flow
  2. Define cough?
    Forceful expiratory manuever designed to clear larger airways; most common complaint of PTs with lung disease
  3. What is Diaphoresis?
    Excessive sweating
  4. What is dyspnea?
    Shortness of breath perceived by PT
  5. What is edema?
    Excessive fluid in tissue
  6. What does Fetid mean?
    Having an offensive odor, stinky
  7. Define fever?
    Increase in body temperature resulting from disease
  8. What does frothy mean?
    of, like or having froth; foamy
  9. What is Gastroesophageal reflux?
    • GERD
    • Symptoms produced by the abnormal reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus
  10. Define Hematemesis?
    Vomitting blood from stomach
  11. Define Hemoptysis?
    Coughing up blood from the lungs
  12. What are night sweats?
    Diaphoresis at night
  13. What is Orthodeoxia?
    Hypoxemia associated with sitting upright
  14. What is Orthopnea?
    Shortness of breath in reclining position
  15. What is Orthostatic hypotension?
    A drop in blood pressure associated with standing or sitting up
  16. What is Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?
    The sudden onset of shortness of breath during sleep
  17. Define phlegm?
    Mucus from the tracheobronchial tree
  18. What is platypnea?
    Shortness of breath in the upright position
  19. What is sputum?
    Secretions from the tracheobronchial tree that are expectorated through the mouth
  20. What is Syncope?
    Fainting or dizziness; often resulting from hypotension
  21. What is trepopnea?
    Better breathing associated with a certain position
  22. What does tenacious mean?
    Extremely sticky

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