CHAPTER 16 HEALTH 81 LAS POSTITAS COLLEGE

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CHAPTER 16 HEALTH 81 LAS POSTITAS COLLEGE
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  1. APNEA
    ABSENCE OF BREATHIN, RESPRIATORY ARREST
  2. BRONCHOCONTRICTION
    CONTRICTION OF THE SMOOTH MUSCLE OF THE BRONCHI AND BRONCHIOLES CAUSING A NARROWING OF THE AIR PASSAGEWAY
  3. BRONCHODILATOR
    A DRUG THAT RELAXES THE SMOOTH MUSCLE OF THE BRONCHI AND BRONCHIOLES AND REVERSE BRONCHOSTRICTION
  4. BRONCHOSPASM
    SPASM OR CONTRICTIONOF THE SMOOTH MUSCLE OF THE BRONCHI AND BRONCHIOLES
  5. DYSPNEA
    SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR PERCEIVED DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING
  6. HYPERCARBIA
    INCREASED CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS IN THE BLOOD. ALSO CALLED HYPERCAPNIA
  7. HYPOXEMIA
    DECREASED OXYGEN LEVELS IN THE BLOOD
  8. HYPOXIA
    THE ABSENCE OF THE SUFFICIENT OXYGEN IN THE BODY CELLS
  9. METERED-INHALER (MDI)
    DEVICE CONSISTING OF A PLASTIC CONTAINER AND A CANISTER OF A MEDICATION THAT IS USED TO FORM AN AEROSOLIZED MEDICATION THAT A PATIENT CAN INHALE
  10. PULSE PARADOXUS
    A DECRASE IN THE PULSE STRENGHT DURING INHALATION; A DROP IN BLOOD PRESURE OF MORE THAN 10 MMHg DURING INHALATION RESULTING FROM INCREASED PRESSURE WITHIN THE CHEST THAT SUPPRESSES THE FILLING OF THE VENTRICLES OF THE HEART WITH BLOOD
  11. RESPRIATORY ARREST
    COMPLETE STOPPAGE OF BREATHING. ALSO CALLED APNEA
  12. RESPRIATORY FAILURE
    WHEN THE RESPRIATORY COMPENSATORY MECHANISMS HAVE BEGUN TO FALL AND RESPRIATIONS BECOME INADEQUATE
  13. SMALL-VOLUME NEBULIZER
    A DEVICE THAT USES COMPRESSED AIR OR OXYGEN TO NEBULIZE A LIQUID MEDICATION INTO A MIST THAT A PATIENT CAN INHALE
  14. SPACER
    A CHAMBER THAT IS CONNECTED TO THE METERED-DOSE INHALER TO COLLECT THE MEDICATION UNTIL IT IS INHALED
  15. TRIPOD POSTION
    A POSTION IN WHICH THE PATIENT IS STANDING ERECT, FACING FORWARD, WITH ARMS DOWN AT SIDES AND PALMS FORWARD

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