Jennifer Hodges

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Jennifer Hodges
2010-12-12 20:00:38
Respiratory Definitions

Respiratory System
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  1. What is Chronic Bronchitis
  2. What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder(COPD)?
    Designations applied to conditions that results in pulmonary obstruction, most commonly chronic bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema
  3. What is Cystic Fibrosis?
    Congenital disorder affecting exocrine gland function, with respiratory effects including excessive secretions, obstruction of the bronchial system, infections and tissue damage.
  4. What is Emphysema?
    A lung condition characterized by an increase in the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles and with destruction of the alveolar walls.
  5. What is Pleural Effusion?
    A collection of excess fluid in the pleural cavity.
  6. what is Pleurisy?
    Inflammation of the pleura with exudation into the pleural cavity and on its surface.
  7. What is Pneumonia?
    The most frequent type of lung infection, resulting in an inflammation of the lung with compromised pulmonary function.
  8. What is Respiratory Distress Syndrome(RDS)?
    A respiratory disorder of infants born at less than 37 week gestation caused by incomplete maturation of the surfactant-producing system.
  9. What is Subcutaneous Emphysema?
    The presence of air or gas in the subcutaneous tissues of the body
  10. What is Transudates?
    Pleural effusions that may result from microvascular changes such as those associated with heart failure or ascites.