Med. Term. chapter 12 words from packet

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  1. adenoidectomy
    removal of adenoids
  2. adenoidal hypertrophy
    excessive development (enlargement) of adenoids
  3. alveolar
    pertaining to an alveolus
  4. bronchospasm
    involuntary contraction of muslces in the walls of bronchial tubes
  5. bronchiectasis
    dilation of bronchial tubes
  6. brochodilator
    a substance (chemical or drug) that widens bronchial tubes to make breathing easier
  7. bronchopleural
    pertaining to a bronchial tube and pleura or pleural cavity
  8. bronchiolitis
    inflammation of bronchioles
  9. hypercapnia
    excessive carbon dioxide in the blood
  10. pneumoconiosis
    abnormal condition of dust in the lungs
  11. cyanosis
    condition of bluish coloration of skin caused by decreased oxygen in the blood.
  12. epiglottitis
    inflammation of epiglottis
  13. laryngeal
    pertaining to the larynx
  14. laryngospasm
    contraction of the muscles of the larynx
  15. laryngitis
    inflammation of the voice box
  16. lobectomy
    removal of a lobe (of the lung)
  17. mediastinoscopy
    visual examination of the mediastinum
  18. paranasal sinuses
    pertaining to spaces in the skull that are near, alongside the nose and nasal cavities
  19. nasogastric intubation
    tube placed from the nose into the stomach
  20. orthopnea
    breathing discomfort in any position but erect, sitting, or standing straight
  21. hypoxia
    deficiency of oxygen (anoxia) due to decreased oxygen in blood
  22. expectoration
    expulsion of material (mucus or phlegm)
  23. pharyngeal
    pertaining to the throat
  24. dysphonia
    difficult (abnormal) voice; hoarsness or any voice impairment
  25. phrenic nerve
    nerve carrying messages from the brain to the diaphragm
  26. pleurodynia
    pain associated with inflammation or irritation of pleura (or pain from intercostal muscles)
  27. pleural effusion
    fluid collects in the pleural cavity (space)
  28. pneumothorax
    air withing the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs
  29. pneumonectomy
    removal of a lung
  30. pulmonary
    pertaining to lungs
  31. rhinorrhea
    discharge from the nose
  32. rhinoplasty
    surgical repair of the nose
  33. sinusitis
    inflammation of sinuses
  34. spirometer
    instrument to measure breathing (the air taken into and exhaled from the lungs).
  35. expiration
    the expulsion of air from lungs
  36. respiration
    breathing (inspiration and expiration)
  37. atelectasis
    incomplete expansion of a lung (collapsed lung)
  38. thoracotomy
    incision of the chest
  39. thoracic
    pertaining to the chest
  40. tonsillectomy
    removal of the tonsils
  41. tracheotomy
    incision of the trachea
  42. tracheal stenosis
    pertaining to narrowing of the trachea
  43. empyema
    pus in pleural cavity
  44. anosmia
    abscence of the sense of smell
  45. apnea
    stoppage of breathing
  46. dyspnea
    difficult breathing
  47. hyperpnea
    increase of depth of breathing
  48. tachypnea
    increase in rate of breathing; shallow respirations
  49. hemoptysis
    spitting up blood
  50. asphyxia
    decrease in the amount of oxygen and increase in amount of carbon dioxide in the blood, leading to abscence of pulse
  51. hemothorax
    blood in the pleural cavity; seen in pneumonia, tuberculosis, or carcinoma
  52. pyothorax
    pus in the pleural cavity (empyema of the chest)
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Med. Term. chapter 12 words from packet
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