1. Agonal Breathing
    Pertaining to the period preceding death, usually a matter of minutes, but occasionally indicating a period of several hours. This is seen as a breath, followed by a release of air and long pause before the next breath is taken
  2. Anaphylaxis
    An extreme and generalised allergic reaction which is life threatening
  3. Asphyxia
    A life threatening condition in which oxygen cannot enter the respiratory system due to injury or obstruction
  4. Asthma
    Acute respiratory distress as a result of swelling in the airway (bronchospasm)
  5. Bronchitis
    Inflammation of the bronchi (lower airway)
  6. Cheyne Stoke
    Sometimes known as death rattles, a condition in which breathing slows down until it stops for several seconds before speeding up to a peak and then slowing down and repeating the cycle again
  7. Croup
    Inflammation and obstruction of the larynx (voice box) in children, often the result of an infection
  8. Dyspnoea
    Laboured or difficult breathing
  9. Emphysema
    Enlarged alveoli in the lungs which reduces the exchange of gasses
  10. Epiglottitis
    Inflammation of the epiglottis
  11. Haemoptysis
    Coughing blood
  12. Haemothorax
    Blood in the pleural cavity
  13. Hyperventillation
    Breathing at an abnormally rapid rate
  14. Hypoxia
    Deficiency of oxygen in the body
  15. Pleurisy
    Inflammation of the pleura, usually due to pneumonia
  16. Pneumonia
    Inflammation of the lung caused by a bacterial infection
  17. Pneumothorax
    Air in the pleural cavity, causing the lung to collapse
  18. Pulmonary
    Relating to the lungs
  19. Pulmonary Embolus
    A clot formed in an artery in or around the lungs
  20. Respiratory Arrest
    The cessation of breathing
  21. Stridor
    A high pitched breathing sound indicating obstruction of the trachea or larynx
  22. Tachypnoea
    Increased respiratory rate, usually > 20 breaths per minute
  23. Thorasic
    Related to the chest (thorax)
Card Set
Respiratory System