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Respiratory Disorders

Allergen Vaccines
Allergen Vaccines
An allergy occurs when the body reacts to substances it views as harmful. The substances, such as tree pollen, dust mites, or foods, are called...
Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic Rhinitis
An allergy occurs when the body reacts to substances it can't tolerate. The substances, like tree pollen or dust mites, are called environmental antigens, or...
Allergies
Allergies
An allergy occurs when the body reacts to substances it can't tolerate. The substances, like tree pollen or dust mites, are called environmental antigens, or...
Anthrax
Anthrax
During harsh conditions, the large, rod-shaped bacteria that cause Anthrax develop into spores that can be released into the air and inhaled. Inhaled spores are...
Antihistamine
Antihistamine
An allergy occurs when the body reacts to substances it views as harmful. The substances, such as tree pollen or dust mites, are called allergens.
Asbestosis
Asbestosis
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. The bronchi divide into bronchioles and...
Asthma
Asthma
Asthma, or reactive airway disease, is a chronic disorder that results in restricted breathing due to inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the main air passages...
Atelectasis
Atelectasis
When you breathe, air travels through your nose, down the trachea, and into smaller airways called bronchi. Bronchi branch into even smaller passages called bronchioles,
Bronchiectasis
Bronchiectasis
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. The bronchi divide into bronchioles, and...
Bronchitis
Bronchitis
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. The bronchi divide into bronchioles and...
Bronchodilators
Bronchodilators
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. In some cases the smooth muscle...
COPD
COPD
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. The bronchi divide into bronchioles and...
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that alters the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects the body's epithelial cells that comprise the lining...
Emphysema
Emphysema
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. The bronchi divide into bronchioles and...
Heart-Lung Machine
Heart-Lung Machine
The heart and lungs work together to keep the body's cells supplied with oxygen. During circulation, the heart pumps oxygen-depleted blood to the lungs, and...
How Lungs Function
How Lungs Function
When you breathe, air travels through your nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. These bronchi branch into smaller...
Immunization
Immunization
The circulatory system is comprised of both red blood cells and white blood cells. White blood cells are part of the immune system and continuously...
Influenza
Influenza
Influenza, or the flu, is caused by one of several types of viruses that can spread quickly from person to person via airborne particles.If the...
Inhalers
Inhalers
Some people have difficulty breathing due to illnesses which constrict their airways. Medications for these respiratory symptoms can be given by inhalation. Common...
Laryngitis
Laryngitis
The voice is actually sound that is made as air passes through the larynx or "voice box."When we inhale, the lungs fill up with air.
Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
The lungs are the primary organ in respiration. They are sponge-like organs that are divided into lobes. Although the right lung has three lobes, the...
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
During pregnancy, the intestinal tract of a fetus is lined with a dark green fecal material called meconium. While in the uterus, a number...
Mold
Mold
The development of mold in the home can pose potentially harmful health risks. Molds are a type of fungi that can live both indoors and...
Mucolytics
Mucolytics
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. The lining of the respiratory tract...
Nasal Corticosteroids
Nasal Corticosteroids
An allergy occurs when the body reacts to foreign particles it can't tolerate. These particles, such as tree pollen or dust mites, are called antigens,
Navigational Bronchoscopy
Navigational Bronchoscopy
When examining tissue masses or tumors inside the lungs, a standard flexible bronchoscope is typically used. However, many bronchoscopes cannot find or reach tumors located...
Pleural Effusion
Pleural Effusion
Inside the ribcage, the lungs are surrounded by a moist, double-layered membrane called the pleura. Normally, there is a small amount of fluid which lubricates...
Pleurisy
Pleurisy
The lungs are surrounded by a moist, double-layered membrane called the pleura. This lining allows comfortable movement between the lungs and the ribcage as a...
Pneumonia
Pneumonia
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. The bronchi divide into bronchioles and...
Pneumonitis
Pneumonitis
When you breathe, air travels through your nose, down the trachea, and into smaller airways called bronchi. The bronchi branch into even smaller passages called...
Pneumothorax
Pneumothorax
During normal respiration, the lungs expand and contract within the chest cavity. The lungs are encased by two layers of tissue, similar to a fist...
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Embolism
The circulatory system carries blood throughout the body via an intricate network of arteries and veins.The venous system is the section of the circulatory system...
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Hypertension
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps oxygenated blood to the entire body. After leaving the heart, blood must first pass through the lungs...
Silicosis
Silicosis
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. The bronchi divide into bronchioles and...
Sinusitis
Sinusitis
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose and into the lungs. Inside the bones of the skull are air pockets called sinuses.
Smoking Cessation
Smoking Cessation
Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 different chemicals, with nicotine being the primary component. Nicotine is a naturally occurring colorless liquid that comes from the...
Upper Respiratory Infection
Upper Respiratory Infection
An upper respiratory infection is another way of saying that a person has a cold. A cold is a minor infection of the nose and...