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Comp Pt
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  1. (of a disease or symptom) beginning abruptly with marked intensity or sharpness, then subsiding after a relatively short; opposite of chronic
    acute
  2. relieving pain
    analgesic
  3. an exaggerated life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction to a previously encountered allergen
    anaphylaxis
  4. any substance that is capable, under appropriate conditions, of inducing a specific immune response and of reacting with the products of that response; that is, with specific antibody or specifically sensitized T-lymphocytes or both. When used to describe an allergic response, these are called allergens
    antigen
  5. pertaining to a substance or procedure that reduces fever.
    antipyretic
  6. hereditary tendency to experience immediate allergic reactions (allergic asthma)
    atopy
  7. a drug that relaxes contractions of the smooth muscle of the bronchioles to improve ventilation of the lungs
    bronchodilator
  8. (of a disease or disorder) developing slowly and persisting for a long period, often for the remainder of a person's lifetime; opposite of acute
    chronic
  9. (contagious) any disease transmitted from one person to another. Direct: from excreta or other bodily discharges. Indirect: from substances or inanimate objects (contaminated drinking glass, water, insects, or toys)
    communicable disease
  10. profuse discharge from mucous membrane of the nose
    coryza
  11. labored or difficult breathing
    dyspnea
  12. abnormal accumulation of fluids in the intercellular spaces of tissues causing swelling
    edema
  13. increase in severity of a disease or any of its symptoms
    exacerbation
  14. backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus where gastric juices produce a burning sensation
    bastroesophageal reflux
  15. specialized epithelial cell that secretes mucus
    goblet cell
  16. any infection associated with a medical or surgical intervention
    healthcare-associated infection
  17. spitting of blood from lesion in the larynx, treachea, or lower respiratory tract
    hemoptysis
  18. greater rate and volume of breathing than metabolically necessary for pulmonary gas exchange, which may lead to dizziness and possible syncope
    hyperventilation
  19. diminished availability of oxygen to the body tissues characterized by tachycardia, hypertension, peripheral vasoconstriction, and mental confusion
    hypoxia
  20. a vague uneasy feeling of body weakness, often marking the onset of, and persisting throughout, a disease
    malaise
  21. constituent of connective tissue; releases substances in response to injury or infection
    mast cell
  22. intermediary substance that effects a change
    mediator
  23. viscous, slippery secretion of mucous membranes and glands. contains mucin, white blood cells, inorganic salts, and exfoliated cells
    mucus
  24. muscle pain accompanied by malaise
    myalgia
  25. pertaining to, or originating in, a hospital
    nosocomial
  26. pneumonia contracted during confinement in a hospital or nursing home
    nosocomial pneumonia
  27. ability to breathe easily only in an upright position
    orhopnea
  28. pain in the ears
    otalgia
  29. delicate membrane enclosing the lungs
    pleura
  30. inflammation of the pleura; may be caused by infection, injury, or tumor, or a complication of lung diseases
    pleurisy
  31. collection of air or gas causing the lungs to collapse
    pneumothorax
  32. condition of abnormally high pressure within the pulmonary circulation
    pulmonary hypertension
  33. instrument for measuring volume of air entering and leaving the lungs to determine lung function and breathing capacity
    spirometer
  34. abnormally rapid rate of breathing (more than 20 breaths per minute)
    tachypnea
  35. direct opening into the trechea through the neck to facilitate breathing or removal of secretions
    tracheostomy
  36. breathe with difficulty, usually with a whistling sound
    wheezing

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