Chapter 31 nursing cards

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Chapter 31 nursing cards
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Chapter 31 nursing cards
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  1. Asthma
    A potentially reversible obstructive airway disorder characterized by airway inflammation, hyperresponsiveness, and obstruction
  2. Bronchitis
    Bronchial inflammation characterized by increased production of mucus and chronic cough that persist for at least 3 months of the year for 2 consecutive years as well as by impaired ciliary action
  3. Cor Pulmonale
    Right sided heart failure secondary to pulmonary disease
  4. Emphysema
    Degenerative, nonreversible disease characterized by the enlargement of the airways beyond the terminal bronchioles
  5. Bronchiectasis
    An abnormal dilation and distortion of the bronchi and bronchioles that is usually confined to one lung lobe or segment
  6. Pneumonitis
    Inflammation of the lung
  7. Pneumoconiosis
    One of many occupational diseases caused by the inhalation of particles of industrial substances
  8. Asbestosis
    Interstitial fibrosis of the lungs caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers
  9. Granulomas
    Collection of inflammatory cells commonly surrounded by fibrotic tissue that represents a chronic inflammatory response to infectious or noninfectious agents
  10. Brachytherapy
    Direct irradiation by placemenmt of the radiation source at the site of the tumor