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Respiratory Health
Chapter 16
Lesson 1
Part 3
Respiratory Health
Some respiratory illnesses make breathing
difficult and can even become lifethreatening.
The best way to maintain good respiratory
health is to stay away from irritants and air
a disorder characterized by difficulty
in breathing because the bronchioles
become constricted; sometimes
caused by mold spores or other
airborne substances
an inflammation of the bronchi
and the bronchial tubes
collapsed lung
a condition in which the alveoli of
the lungs are not inflated; may be
caused by incomplete expansion
of lungs in premature babies or by
accidental puncture of chest wall
common cold
an infection of the mucous
membranes of the nose, throat,
and other parts of the respiratory
system; if not controlled, it may
cause bronchitis and pneumonia
a degenerative condition in which
the lungs over expand and the
walls of the alveoli loose their
elasticity and often rupture;
fluids fill the lungs
hay fever
a disorder characterized by
sneezing, running nose, and itching
of eyes, nose, and throat; caused
by an allergic reaction to the pollen
of ragweed and other plants
a disorder that seems to be caused
by irregular contractions of the
diaphragm while the glottis is
closed; there is no known useful
functions for hiccups
lung cancer
a disease with a variety of symptoms;
breathing is difficult because abnormal
growths of tissue block the air passages
in the lungs; most commonly results
from inhaling tobacco smoke
an inflammation of the pleural
membranes, causing painful
breathing; usually occurs as a
complication of pneumonia
and tuberculosis
a disease in which the lungs
are inflamed because of a
bacterial or viral infection; the
symptoms are usually fever,
pain, and a severe cough
an infectious disease that can affect any
part of the body; the most common type
attacks the lungs and results in formation
of tubercles (bumps) of abnormal tissue;
caused by a bacterium or viral
infection; the symptoms are
usually fever, pain, and a
severe cough