Card Set Information
nasal bones and cartilage support the external nose, internal nose, or nasal cavity?
stimulating the bronchi,carina,trachea causes coughing and bronchospasm?
laryngeal cancer is most common in people 1 to 18,30 to 50,or 50 to 70 years old?
50 to 70 years old
black lung disease is a collective term for diseases caused by the inhalation of asbestos, coal dust, silica?
asthma, cystic fibrosis or emphysema is a chronic disease characterized by abnormal distension of the alveoli?
pulmonary hypertension results from fluid accumulation, heart disease, or penetrating wounds?
the spenoidal sinuses are the largest sinuses and the most accessible to treatment t or f?
the eustachian tubes are the means through which upper respiratory infections spread to the middle ear t or f?
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy require long hospitalizations t or f?
edema of the vocal cords frequently accompanies laryngeal inflammation t or f?
older adults may be more susceptible to pneumonia after a rib fracture t or f?
a thoracotomy may be done to remove tumors of the lung, bronchus, or chest wall t or f?
pulmonary edema is the inability to exchange sufficient oxygen and carbon dioxide for the body's requirements t or f?
the cartilaginous valve flap that covers the opening to the larynx during swallowing?
a hollow tube composed of smooth muscles and supported by C-shaped cartilage?
surgical procedure that makes an opening into the trachea?
obstruction of one of the pulmonary arteries or its branches?
why is a local anesthetic required for direct or indirect inspection of the larynx?
it is needed to diminish the gag reflex
why is a client advised to lie on the unaffected side for at least 1 hour after thoracentesis?
to promote expansion of the lung on the affected side
what is flail chest?
when two or more adjacent ribs fracture in multiple places and they are free-floating
what is fremitus?
vibrations from the client's voice transmitted to the examiner's fingers upon inspection, ie-the more muscular the chest decreases the fremitus
what is epistaxis?