Chapter 11: Respiratory system

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What is another term for respiratory distress syndrome?
Hyaline membrane disease
What is the medical term for a sore throat?
Pharyngitis
What is the medical term for the common cold?
Coryza
What is the medical term for hoarseness?
Dysphonia
Which disease is associated with coal miners?
Anthracosis
Which breathing pattern may lead to hyperventilation?
Tachypnea
What is the term for spitting up blood?
Hemoptysis
Collecting pleural fluid by passing a needle into the pleural space is known as:
Thoracentesis
Temporary cessation of breathing is termed:
Apnea
What is the term used for difficulty breathing?
Dyspnea
An accumulation of pus in the pleural cavity is called:
Empyema
An endoscopic exam of the bronci:
Bronchoscopy
Collection of air or gas in the pleural cavity:
Pneumothorax
High pitched sound caused by airway obstruction is called:
Stridor
Process of examining by application of hands or fingers to the external surfaces of the body:
Palpation
The use of fingers to tap the body lightly but sharply to determine size and position of organs:
Percussion
Surgical removal of the palatine tonsils:
Tonsillectomy
Process of listening to the sounds within the body, performed with a stethoscope:
Ausculation
What is the term used for without symptoms:
Asymptomatic
Hairlike projections that sweep particles toward the throat:
Cillia
A sharp knife-like pain is associated with ____ which also produces a rubbing sound:
Pleuritis or Pleurisy
An inflamed voice box is called:
Laryngitis
Insufficient oxygenation of the blood:
Hypoxemia
A bacterial infection characterized by caseous necrosis in the lung tissue:
tuberculosis
Severe diabetic acidosis can lead to ____ which are gasping type of respiration:
Kussmaul Respiration
What nerve stimulates the diaphragm?
Phrenic nerve
What is another name for a dry cough?
Nonproductive
A productive cough brings up:
Sputum
What is the medical term for brown lung disease?
Byssinosis

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