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Asked by Holmes, Last updated: May 09, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Obstructive and restrictive-obstructivenarrows air passagescreates turbulenceincreases resistance to airflowrestrictive lung expansion is limitedobstructive respiratory diseases cause narrowing of the airways- the smooth muscle constricts (aka bronchospasm), edema, inflammation of the bronchial walls or excessive mucus secretionsexamples of obstructive airway disease are asthma and acute bronchitis and copdrestrictive airway diseases include pulmonary fibrosis (lack of elasticity) or physical deformity of the chestchronic bronchitis and emphysema are examples of both a restrictive and obstructive lunch disease
 

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