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acid-fast bacilli (Tb)
dyspnea on exertion
diptheria, pertussis, tetanus
positive end expiratory pressure
ventilation and perfusion, used to rule out pulmonary embolism
shortness of breath
Complete or partial collapse of a lung or a section (lobe) of a lung
absence of breathing
difficulty breathing while lying flat
secretion of abnormally thick mucus in various places in the body, causing chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and recurrent pneumonia
an accumulation of pus/ bacteria in pleural space/ usually pneumonia/ kind of pleural effusion
type of pleural effusion in which blood accumulates in the pleural cavity
The expectoration (coughing up) of blood or blood-stained suptum from the bronchi, larynx, trachea or lungs.
acute infection of alveoli
chronic obstruction pulmonary disease of bronchioles
narrowing of bronchi and bronchioles
whooping cough/A highly contagious respiratory tract infection that is easily preventable by vaccine
an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. causes a thick covering in the back of the throat. can lead to difficulty breathing, heart failure, paralysis, and even death.
a deep and labored breathing pattern often associated with severe metabolic acidosis
inflammation of diaphragm
abnormal pattern of breathing, progressively deeper and sometimes faster breathing, followed by a gradual decrease that results in a temporary apnea
breath sound: fluid in lungs
breath sound from narrowed lower airway (bronchioles), asthma, COPD, whistling
inspiratory, upper airway obstruction
low levels of oxygen in tissues
infection and inflammation of mucous membranes above laryngopharynx
inflammation of lining of lungs
inflammation of epiglottis, impairs breathing, occurs in children, symptoms: sore throat, difficulty swallowing, drooling
an infectious bacterial disease characterized by the growth of nodules (tubercles) in the tissues, especially the lungs.
necrosis of the pulmonary tissue and formation of cavities containing necrotic debris or fluid caused by microbial infection.
black lung, inflammatory chronic lung damage from coal dust