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  • 1. 
    An acute, contagious respiratory infection causing fever, chills, headache, and muscle pain; "flu"
  • 2. 
    An acute, infectious disease characterized by a cough ending in a whooping inspiration; whooping cough.
  • 3. 
    Accumulation of fluid in the pleural space.  The fluid may contain blood or pus.
  • 4. 
    Inflammation of the pleura; pleuritis. A symptom of pleurisy is sharp pain on breathing.
  • 5. 
    Disease of the respiratory tract caused by inhalation of dust particles.  Named more specifically by the type of dust inhaled, such as silicosis, anthracosis, asbestosis.
  • 6. 
    Inflammation of the lungs generally caused by infection.  May involve the bronchioles and alveoli or one or more lobes of the lung.
  • 7. 
    Inflammation of the lungs; may be caused by infection, asthma, allergy, or inhalation of irritants.
  • 8. 
    Accumulation of air or gas in the pleural space.  May result from injury or disease or may be produced artificially to collapse a lung.
  • 9. 
    Accumulation of pus in the pleural space; empyema
  • 10. 
    A respiratory disorder that affects premature infants born without enough surfactant in the lungs.  It is treated with respiratory support and surfactant administration.
  • 11. 
    The sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant
  • 12. 
    An infectious disease caused by the tubercle bacillus.  Often involves the lungs but may involve other parts of the body as well.
  • 13. 
    The concentrations of gases, specifically oxygen and carbon dioxide, in arterial blood. Reported as the partial pressure (P) of the gas in arterial (a) blood, such as PaO2, or PaCO2.  These measurements are important in measuring acid-base balance.
  • 14. 
    An endoscope used to examine the tracheobronchial passageways.  Also allows access for tissue biopsy or removal of a foreign object.
  • 15. 
    Study based on the accumulation of radioactive isotopes in lung tissue.
  • 16. 
    Determination of the oxygen saturation of arterial blood by means of a photoelectric apparatus, usually placed on the finger or the ear. Reported as SpO2 in percent.
  • 17. 
    Tests done to assess breathing, usually by spirometry.
  • 18. 
    An apparatus used to measure breathing volumes and capacities; record of test is a spirogram.
  • 19. 
    Surgical puncture of the chest for removal of air or fluids, such as may accumulate after surgery or as a result of injury, infection, or cardiovascular problems.  
  • 20. 
    A skin test for tuberculosis.