EMT B CH16

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Autumn
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88630
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EMT B CH16
Updated:
2011-05-31 22:12:30
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Respiratory Emergencies
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  1. bronchonstriction
    contstriction, or blockage, of the bronchi that lead from the trachea to the lungs.
  2. exhalation
    another term for expiration.
  3. expiration
    passive process in which the intercostal (rib) muscles and the diaphragm relax, causing the chest cavity to decrease in size and force air from lungs.
  4. inhalation
    another term for inhalation
  5. inspiration
    an active process in which the intercosatal (rib) muscles and the diaphragm contract, expanding the size of the chest cavity causing air flow to the lungs.

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