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  • pneumo

    Air or lungs

    pleura

    Membrane covering the lungs

    cyanosis

    Bluish discoloration of the skin

    hypoxia

    Lack of oxygen

    larynx

    Voice box

    thorax

    Chest

    diaphragm

    Muscle of breathing

    hemoptysis

    Coughing blood

    eupnea

    Normal breathing

    dyspnea

    Difficulty breathing

    pneumothorax

    Accumulation of air in the pleural cavity

    hemothorax

    Accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity

    inspiration

    Act of taking in the air

    alveolus (alveoli)

    Air sac/s in the lungs where exchange of gases occurs

    trachea

    Wind pipe

    apnea

    Absence of breathing

    tracheostomy

    Creating an opening in the trachea

    pleural effusion

    Escape of fluid into the thoracic cavity

    pneumonia

    Inflammation / infection of the lungs

    expiration

    Act of breathing out

    spir/o

    Breathe

    nebulizer

    Way of delivering medication by inhalation

    ECG/EKG

    Electrocardiogram

    epistaxis

    Nose bleed

    rhinitis

    Inflammation of the nasal mucous

    pleurisy

    Inflammation of the pleura

    angio

    Pertaining to blood vessels (including lymphatics)

    Bronchitis

    Inflammation of the bronchial walls.

    artifacts

    Unwanted activity on ECG

    Holter Monitor

    24 hour ECG

    defibrillator

    Used to shock the heart back into normal rhythm

    Echocardiography

    Ultrasound of the heart

    Rhino

    Pertaining to nose

    Pericardium

    Membrane surrounding the heart

    S.A. node

    Natural pacemaker of the heart

    tachypnea

    Fast breathing

    bradypnea

    Slow breathing

    Epiglottis

    Lid like structure that closes the windpipe

    Pertussis

    Whopping cough

    asphyxia

    Suffocation (can be caused by choking, drowning)

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